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.
I mow my own yard, so no biggy. - OB1
I hope they lose their jobs to Americans or other LEGAL immigrants who want to work.
Ping! I think I just made plans for 5/01/06.AWB
--Cinco de Mayo isn't much of a holiday except for American brewers--
bring it on...this will do more to rally the rest of us against them more than now...
True, I can't imagine service will be any worse without these people on the job than it is when they are.
Lets plan a nationwide round-up. Someone important make THE CALL.
wow, this is great news; our cleaning people come on Thursday.
Does this mean that for an entire day,they won't commit a single crime,they won't stage a single phony car accident,they won't seek free health care in a single Emergency Room,they won't have a single baby who then claims US citizenship....
All of this is a good thing. For over 30 years, illegals have hidden in the shadows and most Americans didn't know they existed -- thanks in part to our own government, employers, the states, police, etc.
Now that Americans know they exist and are protesting, maybe something will be done.
Oh yeah, a STRIKE is just what they need to demonstrate how helpless us native born citizens are. That will so cow us that we will surrender without a fight, and just put down our guns and walk away.
I'd be more worried about the day that middle aged white guys go on strike. (If I wasn't planning on taking the day off)
This would be a perfect opportunity to fire the illegals and hire either citizens or immigrants with proper credentials.
Can we have a nationwide MASS FIRING???
Only question is if they can keep the intensity up for a month, or if it will all fade.
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