Archive for July, 2012

Thousands of Workers Rally in New York’s Union Square

July 24, 2012

Thousands of people among them  hotel employers, car washers,  farm workers,  members of the Disabled Civil Right Movement and teachers joined ranks in solidarity with the 8,500 locked out Con Ed workers to protest the ever more degrading conditions of the American workforce in a rally in Union Square this afternoon. The official name of the rally was the National Day of Action for Workers Rights and Fair Wages and a major demand of many of the workers was a raise in the unlivable minimum wage. There was noticeable support for the workers from representatives of various faiths.   The following photos of the rally were  taken by Loren Hart.