April 4: Minnesota AFL-CIO plans ‘March for the Middle Class’ as part of national day of action


As part of a national day of action, the Minnesota AFL-CIO is organizing a “March for the Middle Class” Monday, April 4.

The national AFL-CIO is working with affiliates and community allies to plan “We Are One” marches, rallies and other actions across the nation to show support for workers rights in the wake of anti-worker legislation advancing in Wisconsin and other states.

For the St. Paul event, marchers will gather at 5:00 p.m. at Cathedral Park, located at the intersection of Marshall Ave. and John Ireland Boulevard in St. Paul.

At 5:15 p.m., the march will proceed down John Ireland Boulevard to the Minnesota State Capitol.

A program and music will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the State Capitol Mall.

For more information, call 651-227-7647 or visit www.mnaflcio.org.

Marchers are advised to arrive early to find parking. A limited number of parking spaces will be available at regular rates at Saint Paul College.

April 4, 2011 marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with striking public sanitation workers.

In promoting the nationwide “We Are One” action April 4, the AFL-CIO urged, “join us in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for: the freedom to bargain, to vote, to afford a college education and justice for all workers…”

For more information on the national day of action, visit www.we-r-1.org