Farm workers, who toil to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to America and much of the world, are excited to be part of the May Day National Day of Action events that are happening all over the country.
Farm workers will be holding events or will be joining in allied groups marches and rallies . They will protest the Trump agenda carrying “We Feed You” banners, homemade signs and the UFW red eagle flag. UFW led contingents will be participating in events in Salinas, Fresno, Delano, Arvin, Santa Rosa, Oxnard and Los Angeles as well as Washington state’s Yakima Valley.
Farm workers who are undocumented or have family members without legal papers express genuine fear over Trump plans to target all undocumented immigrants for deportation. Still, on May 1 they are resisting threats from the new administration, for themselves and their communities. The Monday actions are as follows:
Arvin, CA: 11 a.m.
Block Party at 4 way stop at David Road and Wheeler Ridge Road, Arvin 93203
Bakersfield, CA: 9:30 AM
May Day March and Rally: UFW/UFWF contingent 9:30 AM meeting point will be
at the UFW Foundation Office located at 220 18th Street Bakersfield, CA)
March starts 10AM at Mill Creek Park @
600 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4123
Delano, CA, 6 am
Block Party at 4 way stop at Garces Hwy and Randolph St., Delano 93215
Fresno, CA: 3 pm
May Day March. UFW contingent meeting point will be @ Fresno Water Tower at corner of R St and 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA, 9:30 am
May Day March at MacArthur Park, 2230 West 6th St., Los Angeles 90057
** UFW contingent meeting spot will be at 9:30 am Langer’s Deli & Restaurant ,
704 S Alvarado St, LA, CA 90057
Oxnard, Calif., 12 noon
May Day March
UFW contingent meeting spot will be 12 noon at UFW office located at 920 S A St, Oxnard, CA 93030
Salinas, CA 10 a.m.
May Day March:
UFW contingent meeting spot will be at Cesar Chavez Park, 268 No. Madeira Ave., Salinas 93905
Santa Rosa, CA, 12 noon
May Day Rally, Santa Rosa Junior College,
1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95401
Yakima, Wash., 12 noon
May Day March: UFW contingent will meet at Miller Park, 513 No. 3rd St, Yakima 98901