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Source: La Prensa Latina
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Latinos stage May Day march in New York City

Hundreds of workers, a large number of them Latino immigrants, on Monday, commemorated International Workers Day in New York City with a march through the streets of Lower Manhattan during which they demanded better working conditions and pay, giving undocumented migrants the right to work, the legalization of sexual work and for greater respect for their labor.

Slogans such as “Workers united will never be defeated” and “Yes, you can” – first articulated by agricultural workers’ rights activist Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) – were loudly chanted as the marchers and members of nine organizations from different sectors, including immigrants’ and prisoners’ defense organizations, unions, and legal services, moved through the Big Apple,