A Week of Actions In Support of Workers’ Rights

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Here is a list of actions this week – April 17th -20th – in support of workers’ rights.  Brought to us by our San Diego – Imperial Counties Labor Council.

Tax Day National Day of Action at Congressman Bilbray’s Office

 WHAT: San Diegans say NO to Tax Dodgers and Tax Cheats. Under the House Republicans’ budget, millionaires and huge corporations will be given even more tax breaks while essential help for working families, military service personnel, students, vets, seniors and the poor will be cut drastically and thousands of workers will be laid off.

 EVENT: Tax Day – National Day of Action. Demonstrators will highlight a list of budget demands including:

  •  Ending the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans.
  •  Establishing a minimum tax rate of 30% for millionaires so they don’t pay a lower rate than working families, like President Obama’s Buffett Rule.
  •  Ending tax loopholes and tax subsidies for big corporations and Wall Street.

WHO: Workers across the nation will raise their voices to demand the 1% pay their fair share. It’s time to overhaul the tax code to reflect the needs and values of America’s majority.

 WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2012 –  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 WHERE: Rep. Brian Bilbray’s District Office, 380 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075


  •  San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer/CEO Lorena Gonzalez will be available for interviews

CONTACT: Ryan Mims –  202-341-0470 Cell


MoveOn Also is organizing a Tax Day protest – Tax the 1%

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012,

5:00 PM , Downtown

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

The tax code is rigged for the 1%. Not only do corporations like Bank of America get away with dodging taxes, the millionaire CEOs of these unpatriotic companies get a fat tax refund each year thanks to the Bush tax cuts. But we’ve had enough, and the 99% is fighting back to make millionaires and corporations pay their fair share.

As millions of people file their taxes on Tax Day, April 17, we’re organizing “Tax the 1%” protests to express our outrage that the rich and corporations aren’t paying their fair share to help rebuild the economy.   We’ll march, rally, and protest at big, tax-dodging banks and corporations and throughout our communities to highlight the disparity in the tax code for the 99% compared to the 1%.   Taxing the 1% is the quickest way to rebuild our economy so that it works for all of us—sign up for an event near you or organize your own by clicking here.

Hosted by Cindi Sherman, Carolyn Zellander, Davina Lynch

Description On April 17, the 99% will organize hundreds of “Tax the 1%” protests to demand that corporate tax dodgers and the rich pay their fair share. We’ll march, rally, and protest to demand fair tax rates and the elimination of unethical shelters and domiciles that overburden the middle and working classes.


“Tax the Wealth” Action Tuesday, April 17:

American Federation of Government Employees Tax Day, part of national day of action to demand the 1% pay their fair share.  @ Office of Brian Bilbray, 380 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach.

Picket and Rally –  Wednesday the 18th

AFGE Picket and Rally 11:45am-12:30pm, opposing a USCIS office move that would make immigration services less accessible to the public. @ Union and Broadway (we will be marching to Front St.) in Downtown San Diego.

 Attend and Speak at MTS Board Meeting Supporting Bus Drivers – Thursday the 19th

MTS Board Meeting Supporting Bus Drivers 9:00-10:30 a.m., to speak against MTS Board’s approval of CEO pay raise, during ongoing contract negotiations, that could leave workers without sick pay.  @ James R. Mills Building 1255 Imperial Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 on 10th Floor in Downtown San Diego.

 A Better San Diego Breakfast – Friday the 20th

A Better San Diego Breakfast 8:30-9:30am, Topic: The War on Workers at the June Ballot Box. @ United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135, 2001 Camino del Rio South in Mission Valley.

For any more information please contact Marco Briones at (619) 228-8101 Ext. 5


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