Labor Rights

May Day! International Workers' Day

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Workers march

marching for justice

Marching for justice

May Day or International Workers' Rights day is hugely celebrated around the world.  In Rhode Island all workers join together to call for dignity and decent treatment at work, living wages, and preservation of the right to organize the workplace.  We will gather for a rally outside Burger King on Broad St (across from Centeral High School) to call for a living wage for food service workers, then march through the city to the Hilton to call on the owners to stop firing workers who are organizing their fellow workers for decent treatment and living wages.  Next we go to City H

Botany Bay Construction - do the right thing

Botany Bay Construction (Worcester MA) wage theft demonstration. Metrowest Worker Center (Casa) and Carpenters Local 107 come together to support 5 construction workers who together are owed $25,200 in back wages for work they did. The men did such quality work that Botany Bay (the project general contractor) offered to hire them after the subcontractor, Fastway Builder, took off without paying the workers for work already done.

May Day Rallies for Workers, Immigrants' Rights

May Day parades and marches once celebrated the International Labor Day. Today it has become a stage to demand full protection of workers and immigrants, and an economy that works for everyone, not just the elite. AFSC staff around the country took part in many of this year’s events, partnering with immigrant communities and members of the Occupy movement. 


Interfaith Service - Postponed due to storm

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Due to the storm forecast, the Interfaith Service for Economic Justice, with Rev. Dr. Paul Sherry, is being postponed to February 2, same time, same location. 

20 Day Laborers in Elizabeth Completed Federal Training

For several years, AFSC Immigrant Rights Program has had a partnership with the federal agency - Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) to provide 10-hour safety and health training to day laborers in NJ.  This Decemeber, twenty day laborers from La Esperanza in Elizabeth, completed the training and recieved certificates at the Consulate of El Salvador. The graduation ceremony was held the evening before International Human Rights Day.

"No Jobs Fair" - Day of Action for Jobs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Take a stand to call atention to the hundreds of good jobs already lost due to state budget cuts, and to hold politicians accountable for trying to destroy collective bargaining rights. 

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