Monday, May 2, 2011

Today’s Video: May Day marches

Numerous rallies were held throughout the Americas on May Day, which was on Sunday. Unemployment was the unofficial theme of one march held in Mexico City while several labor unions in the Dominican Republic urged the government for an increase in employees’ salaries.

Though Labor Day in the U.S. is officially observed in early September, several thousand protesters in cities like Chicago and Los Angeles called for fair immigration reform.

Returning to Latin America, the following video from teleSUR shows footage of El Salvador’s May Day rally for better workplace conditions as well as improving social conditions:

Video Source – teleSUR via YouTube
Online Sources- El Universal, El Nacional, Chicago Tribune, AFP

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