Monday, July 20, 2020

SEIU: Workers in 25+ Cities Walk Off Jobs to Confront Systemic Racism

In a press release issued July 8th, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) reported that thousands of workers in 25+ cities organized by SEIU, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the Fight for $15 and a Union would walk off the job July 20th to demand action from corporations and the government to confront systemic racism.

Workers who cannot strike for the entire day will walk off the job for 8 minutes, the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, to draw attention to the issues of systemic violence directed towards Black people in the United States.

Along with the press release above, you can also find more information on the action on the Strike for Black Lives website.

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