Honoring the International Workers Day in the age of covid-19

Honor the International Workers Day by standing with the workers in your community Today, we honor the International Workers Day, and stand with the thousands of workers around the country who are on strike to demand their employers provide them personal protection equipment, safe working conditions, and extended sick pay and benefits during the covid pandemic crisis. We invite you to support your community's workers and stand with them today and everyday. Continue reading

On May Day, Green Party calls for New York to collect stock transfer tax to avoid deep budget cuts

ALBANY, NY, 05-01-20 — The Green Party of New York today — May Day — said that the crippling austerity of $10 billion in cuts proposed by Governor Cuomo to offset $13.3 billion in lost revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis should be offset by a halt to rebating of the Stock Transfer Tax. Continue reading

May Day 2020: A Very Special Day

May 1st, 2020 is both atypical and representative of the workers' struggle against the exploitative nature of capitalism. It's atypical because it is the first time in the history of May Day that a global pandemic had prevented workers and their allies across the globe from rallying in large crowds to demand better protection rights and working conditions. Continue reading

May Day is Red and Green

By Howie HawkinsMay 1, 2020 May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated with marches and rallies every May 1 to lift up the working people and their demands for freedom, equality, and justice. That is the Red tradition of May Day. But there is also an older Green tradition in which cultures the world over celebrate as Spring arrives in temperate and arctic climates or the wet season arrives in tropical climates. This Green tradition of May Day celebrates all that is free and life-giving on the green Earth that is our common wealth and heritage. These Red and Green May Day traditions are complementary. Continue reading