Detroit calls for workers to go on strike on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 and for longer periods of time around 1 May 2012
What is general strike Detroit?
General Strike Detroit is a call for workers to go on strike on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 and for longer periods of time around 1 May 2012.
Encouragement From the Phoenix May Day Action Committee to Organize A May to Remember, Strike Everywhere
Hello friends across the states and throughout the world, we are writing to you from Phoenix Arizona, you may know us from our cactus, reactionary politicians, union busting laws and lack of seasons.
Twelve years ago anarchists, activists and many unaffiliated folks got together to plan the first May Day demonstration in Phoenix since the early 20th century. That organizing, which was open to anyone and uncompromising in its revolutionary language, helped shape a new kind of politics in Phoenix and Arizona that still exists today. We see the possibility, in organizing and planning for this May 1st, to accomplish the same thing, but this time on an even larger scale.
Occupy Oakland Calls for Participation in a May 1, 2012 Global General Strike
The General Strike is back, retooled for an era of deep budget cuts, extreme anti-immigrant racism, and massive predatory financial speculation. In 2011, the number of unionized workers in the US stood at 11.8%, or approximately 14.8 million people.
In most European countries, May 1st is traditionally a ‘Workers’ day – a day of Labor Solidarity, and a public holiday. In Los Angeles, it’s a day to celebrate and march in support of im/migrant rights. In protest against the corruption of the worldwide marketplace, which has led to illegal foreclosures, mass unemployment, low wages, high taxes and a penalization of all those who do not own the ‘1%’ of the world’s resources, and in solidarity with the im/migrant movements of May 1st, OLA decided to declare May 1st, 2012 a People’s General Strike. Instead of calling upon unionized Labor to make a specific demand (illegal under Taft-Hartley), OLA is calling upon the people of Los Angeles and the United States of America to take this day away from school and the workplace, so that their absence makes their displeasure with this corrupt system be known.
The following proposal was passed by the General Assembly on Jan 7, 2012:
“Occupy Boston supports the call for an international General Strike on May 1, 2012, for immigrant rights, environmental sustainability, a moratorium on foreclosures, an end to the wars, and jobs for all. We recognize housing, education, health care, LGBT rights and racial equality as human rights; and thus call for the building of a broad coalition that will ensure and promote a democratic standard of living for all peoples.”