Skip to comments.Latinos Plan Nationwide Worker Strike
Posted on 03/30/2006 10:54:32 AM PST by Icelander
Hispanic groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a day without Latinos to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.
Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) President Nativo Lopez, one of the organizers of the recent protests in Los Angeles that saw at least 500,000 people take to the streets, said the May 1 "day without Latinos would send a stern message to Washington.
"We are looking forward to a major action in all large U.S. cities where immigrants make up a significant proportion of the workforce, Lopez told Agence France-Presse.
"We are asking people not to go to school, or work, or shopping, and instead to go out and protest against the racist and inhumane measures in this bill.
MAPA and other grass roots Latino groups are also organizing an April 10 protest in 20 major American cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas in a bid to defeat the proposed immigration reform bill, Lopez said.
And a third day of protest is scheduled to take place Saturday in Costa Mesa, a town in Orange County, Calif., that has been a focus of anti-illegal immigrant protests for the past several months.
The citys mayor has pushed a proposal through the city council to train police to nab and deport illegal aliens who commit crimes.
Said Lopez: "We are going there to make a tough statement right in the bedrock of the anti-immigrant movement.
Perhaps not surprisingly, May 1 is also known as "May Day," the International Worker's Day, which is infamously celebrated in Moscow's Red Square and by communists and socialists throughout the world.
Nope, not surprising at all.
They think the world will grind to a halt...But I doubt it.
Like not one damn dime daY?
That's gonna work.
It will be funny to see them all get fired and their jobs given to an illigeal immigrant. However, I can't see many Latinos outside of a place like LA going for this. They are here to work and make money, not be liberal tools.
It will be funny to see them all get fired and their jobs given to an illegal immigrant. However, I can't see many Latinos outside of a place like LA going for this. They are here to work and make money, not be liberal tools.
Well this is an opportunity. They strike, hire people who won't. It's not like they have collective bargaining agreements. Call their bluff...you don't show up for work, you're fired, Pedro.
Yes, illegal aliens do some jobs that most Americans "won't do." But in Norhtern VA, they also do alot of jobs that Americans most certainly will do.
Meh, so my lawn gets a bit longer.
/joke dont kill me.
Read that sentence again. Here. I'll help.
...the proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.
So, the proposed legislation will criminalize what is already illegal. How can anyone even write a sentence like that?
Do it. Service at McD won't change at all.
I won't be able to order from a fast food restaurant on that day!
Truth be told, I don't give a ####!
Um...me thinks that if they go on strike, a bunch of other illegals will take their jobs.
These people want to show how much we need them? We should show them how much they need us and the paychecks we provide. Mass firings of the scumbags who stay home from work and expulsions from school would throw their "message" right back in their faces. If only employers and school administrators had the balls to do this.
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