Join us today May Day! We are People Not Garbage. Somos Humanos. No Somos Basura!
-What: May Day Protest to Support Trash and Recycling Workers at American Reclamation
-When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 10:45AM
-Where: American Reclamation, 4560 Doran Street, Los Angeles, 90039
-NYC’s Outernational to play live from new album “Todos Somos Ilegales/We Are All Illegal”
-2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta
-Cuéntame to premiere new video “Workers are not Garbage”
This May Day in Los Angeles, immigrant workers are not only marching for their rights downtown, but they are standing up for their rights at work. Trash haulers and sorters at American Reclamation will be joined by 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta, Los Angeles City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, L.A. Labor’s Maria Elena Durazo and more than 500 supporters to protest American Reclamation’s exploitation and hazardous working conditions right outside its front door. The protest includes the premiere of “Workers are not Garbage” a new video by Brave New Foundation’s Cuéntame about the dangerous and even deadly working condition inside Southern California’s waste and recycling industry. NYC-based Outernational will play live from their new album “Todos Somos Ilegales/We Are All Illegal.”