MassCOSH and Millions More Take to the Streets

May 28, 2019

Across the globe, on May 1, millions of workers took to the streets as part of International Workers Day. MassCOSH and its members were no exception, joining hundreds of community members in solidarity as they marched for the rights of immigrants and workers.
This year, MassCOSH co-organized the march with fellow immigrant advocacy groups La Comunidad and the Chelsea Collaborative. Together, the organizations led hundreds of protestors on a three-mile march from Everett to Chelsea and finally to Liberty Plaza in East Boston, where they held a major rally.
Shouting “Workers United Will Never Be Defeated,” “No Collaboration With I.C.E.” and “The Working Peoples’ Fight Has No Boarders” in English and Spanish, this year’s rally centered on the concerns of low-wage workers, including ending wage theft, protecting the right to organize for safe jobs, properly funding public education, and protecting vulnerable immigrants.