Worker Center Grand Re Opening In Honor Of May Day

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Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis, TN) says
Workers Interfaith Network is hosting a May Day celebration in honor of our Worker Center Grand Re-Opening. The event will take place on Friday, May 1, from 5:30-7:30 in the evening at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper St., Memphis) on the north deck. Workers Interfaith Network is a faith-based community organization and worker center that advocates for low wage workers in the Mid-South. The organization partners with workers, faith groups, and labor organizations to combat exploitation in the workplace through education, empowerment, and organizing.

May Day, or International Workers' Day, is held in commemoration of the Haymarket tragedy in 1886, in which four workers were killed by Chicago police officers during a strike in favor of an eight hour work day. We will come together to remember the sacrifices made, the victories achieved, and to look ahead to the future of the labor movement.

The Worker Center Grand Re-Opening will benefit Worker Center operations so that we can continue to serve low-wage and immigrant workers who struggle with wage theft, discrimination, and unsafe work environments. The fundraising event will include dinner and fun activities to entertain the young and young at heart. Come hear from members of the working community about what is happening in the labor movement at the local and state levels. Admission is free, and all donations will go to support Workers Interfaith Network.

Your support of this event will allow WIN to continue to stand with workers and the community, remaining a necessary resource for those workers who continue to be exploited by corporations and individuals taking advantage of hard workers.

We are excited to be in a new office space that allows us to partner with the community to combat workplace injustice. Through the relocation of the worker center, we have continued to be available to workers by taking complaints and planning actions in order to reverse wrongdoing by bosses and build community among workers. We hope that you and your members will be able to join us to raise money to support Worker Center operations, celebrate workers, and support the movement to put the people first.
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By: Workers Interfaith Network (Memphis, TN)

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