Teachers, Immigrants Mark International Workers' DayA number of demonstrations have been planned for May Day in Chicago, to celebrate worker and immigrant rights.
Variety Of Protest Groups Combines For May Day DemonstrationGroups ranging from the Gay Liberation Network to the Animal Liberation Front were represented at the 2 ½-hour rally and march, which began in Union Park and made stops at the Mexican consulate and in Pilsen before reaching the Cook County Criminal Courts complex.
Happy May Day! The Minimum Wage Still Hasn't Been Raised... So Let's Create A Maximum Wage!If the government doesn't raise the minimum wage soon, should they instead create a maximum wage for the rich? One writer thinks so...
Immigrants Complain Of Family Member Arrests During MarchWhile immigrants and supporters were attending Tuesday’s May Day rally for immigration reform in downtown Chicago, they say agents with Homeland Security were arresting some of their family members in their homes.
Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration RightsHundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.
Chicago Priest Crosses Mexican Border Illegally To Highlight Immigration ReformFr. Gary Graf, of St. Gall Catholic Church on the Southwest Side first spent a couple of days in Mexico before hopping a border fence.
May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through LoopAbout 75 Occupy Chicago protesters held sit-ins outside at least two Bank of America branches in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, before joining a much larger protest rally and march through the Loop in honor of May Day.