WE ARE ONE! Solidarity rally at Peace Arch Park this Saturday, April 2
Right wing governments are using the economic downturn to attack collective agreements and workers' right.
The B.C. Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters under attack by the Republican government of Wisconsin.
The -Budget Repair Bill" adopted by the states House of Representatives includes draconian measures that eliminate fundamental rights of Wisconsin public employees, cut real wages and attempt to destroy their unions.
To read the solidarity statement and background on this issue please click here.
A rally to support our sisters and brothers under attack in the United States will take place this weekend. HSA members are encouraged to join the rally.
- Date: Saturday, April 2
- Time: 2 ... 3:30 p.m.
- Place: Peace Arch State Park (USA)
Peace Arch Provincial Park (Canada)
Transportation: Bus shuttle available from Scott Road Skytrain Station
Rally attendees are encouraged to car pool. For those without aces to cars, the BC Federation of Labour will be providing bus service from Scott Road Skytrain station. The buses are scheduled to leave Scott Rod Station at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please send an email message (include name and which bust time you want) to @email in order to reserve a seat on a bus.
The buses will return participants to the Scott Road Skytrain station immediately after the event (leaving at approximately 3:30 p.m.) Participants are encouraged to use transit or take advantage of the park and ride lot at Scott Road
ID requirements: Passport or government-issued photo ID
The staging area for the rally will be on the USA side of Peace Arch Park. Participants may be asked for proof of Canadian residence and/or proof of citizenship/immigrant status. The easiest way to provide this is with a Canadian passport. If you do not have a passport, please bring government issued photo ID (eg: Drivers Licence) and birth certificate or Canadian immigration document.