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May 1st General Strike

May 1, 2017

Shut It Down May 1st Poster

Shut It Down May 1st Poster

This May Day, a broad-based coalition–Bay Resistance–has called for a General Strike to manifest the unity of our many communities in resisting the right-wing extremism that threatens to bring autocracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy, and fascism for the benefit of the few.

No Coal in Oakland understands its fight for environmental justice and climate justice in opposition to the coal industry and its local collaborators is part of a larger struggle that has many fronts.

The same Trump Administration and its allies who are prepared to tear up environmental regulations to give the coal industry a greater opportunity to destroy living conditions on the planet is also launching many other attacks on our communities, our country, and our Constitution.

Bay Resistance’s call for a General Strike on May 1 states:

“It’s time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools, and our unions.

“This is a call to all working people, to all communities: Join us in the streets in a general strike on May 1, 2017!

“Let us stand up together for a world where human rights and equality are respected. We are fighting for a world in which immigrant families are no longer torn apart, in which every child gets a good public education, every parent can access affordable childcare, every family has quality healthcare, every senior can retire in dignity, and where working hard is enough to live out of poverty.


To learn of specific actions planned for the East Bay, San Francisco, and the South Bay, the best way to keep in touch is by signing up on the General Strike Facebook page.

The Bay Resistance Network is a network of over 50 organizations and unions.  Its Steering Committee includes:

Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Bay Rising (convenor)

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Causa Justa / Just Cause

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (convenor)


Jobs with Justice San Francisco (convenor)

San Francisco Rising (convenor)

SEIU United Service Workers West

SEIU Local 1021

Senior and Disability Action

United Educators of San Francisco

The Bay Resistance Network includes these organizations who have pledged to build a stronger response to the threats before us. Together we will use our collective power to fight for the world we deserve.

350 Bay Area

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees 3299

American Federation of Teachers 2121

Alliance of South Asians Taking Action

Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Council on American-Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area

California Faculty Association – SFSU

California Immigrant Policy Center

Causa Justa / Just Cause

Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese Progressive Association

Climate Workers

Congregation Kol Shofar

Diablo Rising Tide

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

East Bay Organizing Committee

El/La Para TransLatinas

Fight for $15 Bay Area

Forward Together

Greenlining Institute

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Hospitality House

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Internationalist Socialist Organization

Jewish Voice for Peace — Bay Area Chapter


Marin Immigrant Community Safety Strategy Team

Marin Interfaith Council

Mission Graduates, Movement Strategy Center

National Lawyers Guild – SF Bay Area Chapter

National Union of Healthcare Workers

North Bay Jobs with Justice

Oakland Catholic Worker

Oakland Rising

Parent Voices Oakland

RYSE Center

Sacred Heart Community Service

SEIU 1021

SEIU 2015

SEIU United Service Workers West

Senior and Disability Action

SF United Against Trump

Showing Up for Racial Justice – Oakland/SF Bay Area

Sunflower Alliance


United Educators of San Francisco

Warrior Womyn Network

Young Workers United.

Bay Resistance is a project of San Francisco Rising Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization.

May Day


May 1, 2017