Philadelphia Labor Rally Set for August 11

On August 11, 2012, the IAM will gather with working people from across America in Philadelphia – the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights – to demand an economy that works for all.

The “Workers Stand for America Rally” will send a message to Republicans and Democrats about the need to restore the American Dream. Participants will be signing a Second Bill of Rights. The document, inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1944 proposed economic Bill of Rights, outlines every American’s right to full employment and a living wage, full participation in the electoral process, a voice at work, a quality education and a secure, healthy future. Click here to show your support and sign your name to the bill.

“Our most basic values: our society, our economy and our politics have become skewed beyond recognition – geared almost entirely for the well-being of the top one percent, while the broad middle class sinks further toward joining the growing ranks of the working poor,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a letter to IAM locals and districts. “This is not acceptable in the nation that was built on generations of labor. This is not the America we want. That is why we are gathering on August 11 in Philadelphia to stand for the America we want – an America that works for all working men and women.”

The march and rally is scheduled to take place at 11 am at Eakins Oval, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19130.

For more information, visit www.workersstandforamerica.com or contact the IAM Legislative & Political Department at 301-967-4575.