While most know that a general strike means no one goes to work, it also means not engaging in any commerce with businesses that still may be open.
Join Occupy Erie in Perry Square for a May Day Celebration!
- Meet at Gazebo at 11am
- March at noon
- Food at 5pm (Potluck–please bring a dish to pass.)
- Music at 6pm
- Done around 7 before it gets really cold and dark.
Signs for May Day: pro labor focus including sustainability, living wage and family sustaining jobs.
More on May Day:
The General Assembly is to meet at 1:00 pm in Perry’s Square at the Gazebo.
A ceremony recognizing those who have lost their lives at work starts at 2:00 pm in the Erie City Council meeting room, with a wreath laying ceremony held at the Labor Memorial between city hall and the Gazebo.
Working Groups are meeting after the General Assembly at 1505 State St.
The IT Working Group Meeting will be after the Labor Memorial Service, which I am attending. I like taking pictures in the Council Chambers and in Perry’s Square both. I HEARTILY encourage those at the GA to also honor those of the 99% whot died because the 1% had more important things to worry about than the safety of those with equity earned with blood, body parts, and sweat. Please show your support by being there also. And I love taking pictures in the Council Chambers of people wearing the 99% OccupyErie.net buttons.
Originally written on February 19, 2011, inspired by the Wisconsin and Ohio state governments’ attacks on Unions and Labor and published nationally.
The battle of those who don’t have much left against those that want it all seems to be coming, to some, as a surprise. The super wealthy, super elites have manipulated the masses with thought control methods I first was exposed to in “1984,” and have done it well enough to to turn good people against each other: by color, religion, birth nation, geography, sexual orientation, age, or any other wedge they can drive and exploit. The one they are using this time around is the perceived abuse of the power of organized Labor and the meme that the union workers are getting more than they deserve.