World — 28 March 2011
Jimmy Hoffa joins LA marchers for workers' rights

Jimmy Hoffa joins LA marchers for workers' rights.

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa joined tens of thousands of workers in downtown Los Angeles in a massive march and rally to support middle class, working Americans who are all struggling to protect their rights at work.

Mr Hoffa says that in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, California and Florida, public employees and their right to collective bargaining are under serious attack by the very same corporations that have fought to destroy these same rights for private sector workers.

“To look out at the thousands of working men and women at today’s march is inspiring,” said the Teamsters General President . “Let this serve notice to all the anti-worker, corporate interests that are attacking America’s middle class — we will not let them win!”

Labor leaders, workers, students, and community and religious leaders marched through the streets of Los Angeles stopping for actions at the Luxe Hotel, T-Mobile, Ralph’s and J.P. Morgan/Chase bank. Workers and union representatives called upon these employers to cease their anti-worker agendas.

Following the march, thousands participated in a rally at Pershing Square where labor and community leaders spoke out in support of working Americans and their fight to protect their way of life. The rally was one of dozens of similar actions that took place across the country in what has been dubbed “Solidarity Saturday.”

“We must stand together and fight to protect the middle class,” Hoffa said. “Together they can’t beat us -– together we will stop this war on workers.”

Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Web Site: http://www.teamster.org

Picture credit: Supplied.

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