May Day is known across the world as International Workers’ Day, a day to celebrate and honor the struggles and victories of the working class.
Read Unifor’s May Day statement here.
This May Day comes as the COVID-19 pandemic still rages in many parts of the world. Frontline workers continue to face the threat of illness, contagion and death. Workers, especially young workers, are organizing their workplaces and fighting for the union protections they need in these times.
We recognize that today’s struggles are shaped and influenced by the fights of yesterday.
This May Day, the North American Solidarity Project is inviting union members, activists and allies to attend a webinar called Uniting Worker Voices from across North America. Workers from across the continent will share their experiences on the front line of today’s struggles, and special guest Professor Rosemary Feurer will bring a historical perspective on the labour movement.
Professor Feurer is an associate professor in the Department of History at the Northern Illinois University. Over her career, Feurer has published a number of works of labour history, including two books: Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism, and Radical Unionism in the Midwest, a history of UE District 8. She has also long studied the life and work of renowned labor activist and agitator Mother Jones.
The online exchange will take place on Saturday, May 1 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Zoom. Advance registration is required.
The North American Solidarity Project is a joint effort to transform the labour movement in North America based on democratic, militant, and social unionism, and true internationalism between workers in the United States, Mexico and Canada.