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Know Your Rights
Source: Bklyner
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

March to #FundExcludedWorkers Shut Down Brooklyn, Manhattan Bridges

This morning local politicians, community leaders, and what appeared to be hundreds of supporters marched over and blocked the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges to protest the lack of federal and state support given to undocumented workers during the pandemic.

Marchers played drums and held aloft signs saying things like “Fondos Para Los Trabajadores”, or “Funds For the Workers”, “Who feeds us while we feed you?”, and “Our Labor Saved Lives”. Yellow cab drivers were at the forefront of the march over the bridge, and New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a huge union of the city’s drivers, voiced their support for the march on Twitter.

Make the Road NY, an immigrants organization with thousands of members, tweeted “We’re taking over the Brooklyn Bridge because our leadership needs to hear us. It’s been far too long.”