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May Day 2016 San Francisco "No Justice No Peace" ILWU Leads Rally And March On May Day
by Labor Video Project
Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
ILWU Local 10 initiated a rally and march on May Day 2016. It started with a rally at the ILWU Hall in Fisherman's wharf and was followed by a march along the Embarcadero to the Harry Bridges Plaza next to the Ferry Building. Many trade unionists spoke and also San Francisco resident Danny Glover talked about May Day.
The ILWU Local 10 initiated rally and march on May 1, 2016 was also joined by actor, unionist and actor Danny Glover. Hundreds of workers and unionists in San Francisco joined the rally and also a delegation of family members who have had their sons and daughters killed by police came and spoke out. They called for the need to unite labor in the fight against police terror and ILWU Local 10 members have also been affected by this repression.

Unions from around the world also made statements of solidarity including International Dockworkers Council IDC, Japanese railway union Doro-Chiba, Puerto Rican FMPR teacher's union, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KCTU, Working People’s Party of Puerto Rico (Partido del Pueblo Trabajador-PPT), From Al Rojas in Mexico wrote

On this day, 150,000 Trade-Unionists, including San Quintín Striking Agricultural Workers and supporters of the Boycott Driscoll Berries, together with Progressive Socialists & the 43 Ayotszinapa Atenco, Teachers Union & Resistance Movements Against Corporate Greed will march. We send to you, on this first day of May -- International Workers Day -- El Dia del Trabajo -- our Greetings of Solidarity from Mexico City, D.F. ,Al Rojas, Campaign Organizer Boycott Driscoll Berries, U.S. Campaign

Trade unionists spoke about the privatization of public care at San Francisco general hospital and the fight and lives of fast food workers.
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§Danny Glover at ILWU May Day Rally With Officers On Platform
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
Danny Glover joined the May Day rally in San Francisco initiated by ILWU Local 10. He talked about his experience at the San Francisco State Strike and the present gentrification in Hunters Point Bay View.
§ILWU Member Sean Graham at May Day march
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
ILWU rank and file member Sean Graham was a marshal on the march and on the May Day organizing committee.
§Remember the Fight For the 8 Hour Day
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
Isis Feral, the daughter of retired ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Howard Keylor had a placard calling on workers to remember the fight for the 8 hour day.
§Filipino Farmworkers And Trade Agreements
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
Mary Jane Galviso spoke about the history of Filipino farmworkers and also the role of US trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP to destroy farmers and the planet for profit.
§Stop Police Cover-ups
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
Participants at rally demanded an end to the cover-ups
§Family Joining March Wants Police Murders To Stop
by Labor Video Project Monday May 2nd, 2016 5:40 PM
Families of people who have been killed joined the march and spoke out.

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