#RiseUpNY: Day of Action in Support of Low Wage Workers
Where: Times Square, 42nd St. & 7th Ave.
On July 24th, 6,000 of us gathered in Union Square to support workers at car washes, at Con Edison, at grocery stores, at fast food locations and other workplaces to kick off the Workers Rising movement and show solidarity for workers in their fights for contracts, better pay and conditions.
Last week, workers in fast food restaurants across New York City made history when more than 200 stood up to their employers and said they weren’t going to be treated with disrespect anymore.
And they are not alone. Across the city, workers at car washes, grocery stores, airports, and other industries are standing up for better wages and for respect at work. Meanwhile, hundreds of everyday New Yorkers have come together to demand Congress end tax cuts favoring the wealthiest 2% over the middle class and the working poor.
On Thursday December 6th, we’re coming back in force to tell the 1% that we are not okay with having the worse economic inequality since the Great Depression. We are telling Washington we won’t stand for policies that prioritize tax cuts for millionaires over funding programs that working families rely on. And we are joining with workers who are struggling to let them know that we’ve got their back.
12pm, Jackson Heights Plaza (37th Rd, b/n 73rd & 74th St., Queens) – South Asian Workers Demand US Corporate Accountability. On Nov. 25th, 112 Bangladeshi Garment Workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. They were making clothes for Walmart, Sears and Disney. Join the fight for global corporate accountability!
3:45pm, 1188 6th Ave. (at 47th St.) – Join fast food workers in front of McDonald’s to support workers who experienced retaliation last week for standing up for their rights. After a short rally, everyone will march to Times Square to join the main event.
5pm, Times Square (42nd & 7th Ave.) – Move Forward: Rally in Support of Our Communities. Join workers from around the city who are organizing and standing up for each other.
6pm, Times Square – After the main rally, join Occupy Wall St. and 99 Pickets for a Fast Food March. We will be marching to several fast food restaurants to spread the message that all workers deserve a living wage.
6:30pm, 154 6th Ave. (at Spring St.) – After the main rally and march, join car wash workers in SoHo who are organizing for fair wages and fair treatment.
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