May 1, 2017

International Workers Day at the U.S.-Mexico Border

 News release



International Workers’ Day March: Workers United Across Borders

El Paso, Texas - (May 1, 2017) The Border Farmworkers Center will be the host of an International Workers' Day march beginning at Centro Sin Fronteras, 201 E. 9th Ave at 10 am. today. The march will continue to the Paso del Norte International Bridge to stand in solidarity with Mexican workers and culminate at Plaza de Los Lagartos (San Jacinto Plaza) at 12 p.m (noon)

International Workers’ Day is a day of unity and solidarity of labors and the working class to recognize the long-standing accomplishments of the worker’s rights movement.


We will march in solidarity with workers, im/migrants and the poor and denounce the racist, xenophobic and anti-workers policies that continue to degrade our livelihood. The border community is invited to attend. Breakfast at Centro Sin Fronteras at 9:30 a.m. (201 E. 9th Ave.)

Bring your banners, posters and your voices.

WHAT: International Workers’ Day

WHEN: MondayMay, 1, 2017, breakfast at 9:30 a.m./march at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Centro Sin Fronteras, 201 E. 9th Ave. to Santa Fe International Bridge to Plaza de Los Lagartos/San Jacinto Plaza

Video Invitation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzmo6PL4B88
Participating Organizations Include: ADAPT, A.Y.U.D.A. INC., AFSCME, Autonomous Berets, Association of Applied Border History, Border Agriculture Workers, BNHR, Causa Unidos, Comite de ex-Empleados de Bruce Foods, CHILI, Chicano Legal Leadership Institute, Domestic Workers Alliance, Central Labor Council, El Paso Coalition for Workers, El Paso Central Labor Union- AFL CIO, Hope Border Institute, Labor Justice Committee, La Mujer Obrera, MECHA, NNOC, Service Employees International Union, Young Democratic Socialists Association