Early May was marching time all over Texas.
SAN FRANCISCO - Thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched across northern California May 1, calling for legalization of all undocumented immigrants, an end to deportations, reunification of families, labor rights and fair wages, and an end to human trafficking.
Calls for justice for immigrants and rights for workers rang out all across San Jose as thousands marched three miles from predominantly Latino east San Jose to a rally at San Jose City Hall.
Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.
Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.
Bay Area unions and immigrant rights organizations marked May Day with picket lines, rallies and marches in cities around the region.
The rallies and march were testimony once again to the apparent success labor, immigrant rights and others have had in recent years re-claiming May Day.
As part of a series of national protests against Arizona's SB 1070 law, more than 20,000 people marched here April 29 in Voces de la Frontera's annual May Day march.
Demonstators denounced corporate and Republican union busting and called for a stepped-up fight to defend union rights, Social Security, and Medicare.
Milwaukee May Day 2011 marks another important turning point for labor.