Come on, rise up for workers’ rights July 24 #RiseUpNY

day of actionWhen I saw the notice for this rally, my first thought was Bruce Springsteen belting out “My City of Ruins.” I’m a big fan of The Boss, and I love how he calls out for the working class to stand up, to rise up. He’s a force.

Now here’s a chance to do just that.

“Workers Rising: A Day of Action” will be held in Union Square in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 24 to make some noise about change needed for low wage earners. And that’s not just spare change – that’s real change. A full-time worker earning minimum wage of $7.25 per hour makes $15,080 annually. That’s $5,000 less than the federal poverty level for a family of four.

Come rally for ending pay inequity. A labor press conference and rally will begin at 3:30 p.m., with an hour-long workers’ rally at Union Square (14th St. and Broadway) at 5 p.m.

NYSUT’s Lee Cutler, the officer who oversees social justice for the statewide union, ¬†will be among the labor speakers. New York State Labor-Religion Coalition, grocery workers, taxi drivers, carwash workers, restaurant workers, community groups, and union activists will be shouting out for change.

So come on, rise up.

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