Prepare for Action on May 1st!
May Day (May 1st) is an important day in working class history dating all the way back to the 19th century, when several workers were murdered for protesting against harsh work conditions during the Haymarket Affair in Chicago.
This year, May Day has the potential to go down in history once again as workers across the United States and around the world prepare to launch strikes and other actions in response to severe mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic by wealthy elites who are giving their profits priority over preserving human life.
At GenStrike.org, we are dedicated to supporting, protecting, and strengthening the working class, and so we are pledging our support for workers engaging in demonstrations, strikes, and protests starting on May 1st.
One of the best ways to support striking workers is to join the strike. Solidarity and sympathy strikes have long been well-established as an effective measure for effecting radical change in the workplace, and we believe that by uniting workers across industries and in every type of workplace we can build towards a coordinated general strike that will force our leaders to provide the relief which so many of us desperately need right now. Continue reading “Call to Action: How to Participate in the May 1st Workers’ Movement!”