Friday, September 4, 2009

The PilsenProle guide to Labor Day 2009…

This year’s Labor Day is packed with activities. Here is a list of labor solidarity stuff happening next Monday…

10:00 AM
Legalization for All Labor Day Immigrant Rights March
Meet at Union Park (Ashland & Lake) at 10:00 AM
At 11:00 AM March will advance down Washington Blvd. to Federal Plaza.
Rally – 12 Noon at Federal Plaza

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10:30 AM
Rally Outside the Congress Hotel - 520 S. Michigan Ave.

WHAT: Community delegation to deliver an open letter to the management of the Congress Hotel calling for an end to the 6-year strike.

WHO: Alderman Toni Preckwinkle; Alderman Toni Foulkes; Tim Drea, Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois AFL-CIO; Rev. Dr. Rita Root, Chicago Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ; Rev. Dr. Calvin Morris, Community Renewal Society; Rev. C.J. Hawking, Arise Chicago; Rev. Larry Dowling, St. Agatha Catholic Church; and workers fighting for a fair contract at other Chicago hotels

WHY: As 6,500 Chicago hotel workers seek a new contract, the workers at the Congress Hotel continue their epic 6-year strike. The Congress is still offering housekeepers the 2002 wages of $8.83/hour, while other Chicago hotels pay $14.60. Now nearly 200 dignitaries are calling on the Congress Hotel to settle this strike.

2:00 PM
2nd Annual Labor Day Celebration in Historic Pullman
Sponsored by: The Illinois AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Labor History Society, numerous other unions and social organizations.

11035 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
111th Street & Cottage Grove Ave.
Convenient via Metra Electric Line and CTA Red Line/Cottage Grove Bus
By Auto: 1/2 Mile west of I-94 (Bishop Ford/Calumet Expressway) - 111th St Exit. Plenty of on-street parking.

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4:00 PM till 1:00 AM
Labor Beat T.V. - Labor Video Marathon

A Year of Labor Beat!
Eighteen special episodes produced by hard working people for working people covering labor issues from September 2008 though August 2009.
Labor Day - Sept 7, 2009
4:00 pm to 1:00 am
ECTV channel 6 - Evanston Cable

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