Photo essay: May Day March for Immigrants and Workers

Author, activist and photographer Sharon H. Chang took photos at the annual march in Seattle held in solidarity for immigrants and workers rights.
May 6, 2019

May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines

One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
May 2, 2018

Seattle May Day marchers “share songs, share space” to support immigrants, workers

Dozens of local organizations gathered Monday afternoon for the May Day March from Judkins Park to Seattle Center to support workers and immigrants rights.
May 2, 2017

May Day rallies around the world

People in Turkey, Chile, Ivory Coast, Cuba and more marked the international workers' day of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations.
2016 Seattle May Day (Photo by DJ Martinez)

Why We March: Snapshots from Seattle May Day

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.
May 1, 2016
Are these white kids spoiling May Day for everyone else? (Photo from Flickr by Tiffany Von Arnim)

Is “Riot Privilege” ruining Seattle May Day marches?

Are anarchist window-smashers exploiting white privilege and endangering peaceful Seattle May Day marchers? Activists say it's more complicated than that.
Apr 28, 2016
A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers

Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014

May Day marchers turn out in force to sway immigration reform

On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and the state of activism today.
May 1, 2013

Grassroots action adds a missing voice to the immigration reform debate

In honor of May Day, here’s a point by point critique of the proposed immigration reform bill by a representative of the May First Action Coalition, a group of grassroots organizations sponsoring the May Day march. 
Apr 30, 2013
Labor march Seattle

May Day gets rowdy, but immigration activists stay on message

More than 80 countries officially celebrated International Worker’s Day yesterday. Demonstrators from Chile to the Philippines, Spain to Tunisia called for everything from higher wages to the overthrow of corrupt leaders. The May Day holiday is not officially observed in the US. Instead, we have Labor Day, which started in the late 1800’s as a […]
May 2, 2012