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May 1, 2017 - May Day at YYZ

When: Monday, May 1st, 1pm
Where: Toronto Pearson International Airport, 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga

Spring is here and right around the corner is May Day, the day workers around the world come together to celebrate International Worker's Day.

Join us at Canada's largest workplace, Toronto Pearson International Airport, to celebrate our acheivements as co-workers. Together we power this huge workplace, sending people and their belongings across the country and out into the world. Our work also helps to welcome millions of travellers to Toronto and Canada.

Last spring thousands of you signed the TAWC "$15 and Fairness" petition calling for a living wage and improved working conditions for us at YYZ. Your incredible solidarity opened the door to meaningful discussions on the issues. Thank you!!!

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May 1, 2017 - May Day

When: Monday, May 1st, 5pm
Where: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Street

May Day was born out of militant working class struggle. First declared by the 2nd Internationale to commemorate the Haymarket Affair of May 1886, it is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day--not just in the centres of capital, but also in the peripheries (the so-called "Third World") where the contradictions between the exploiting class and the exploited are most often at their sharpest.

As the crisis of capitalism deepens, so increases the pressure, hardship, and violence upon the exploited and oppressed. Once again we find ourselves facing a resurgence of fascism. Let us gather this May 1st to affirm the unity of the international working class.


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May 1, 2017 - Mayworks2017 exhibition: Art and Tomatoes

Opening Reception & Festival Party: Monday May 1st, 7pm
Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

Art and Tomatoes is a visual exhibition and public installation that highlights and reflects on the Justice For Migrant Workers' Harvesting Freedom campaign. It was organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers have come to Canada to feed our families yet have no access to citizenship. It was one of the most important workers' rights, anti-racist, migrant justice mobilizations of 2016. Exhibiting at three distinct spaces - a contemporary art gallery, an activist design studio and a workers union hall - this fluid intersection of art, design and activism carries a deep intentionality about the artworks and their impact. Art and Tomatoes also serves as a conduit for the unapologetic demand of its organizers - young, queer, gender nonconforming, Indigenous and people of colour - to be recognized as artists and leaders in their communities. | Facebook event
May 1, 2017 - Training for Climate Action in Toronto

When: May 1st, 7pm
Where: Quaker House, 60 Lowther Avenue

Learn how to make a deputation, write a letter to the editor and talk to your city councillor about climate change in preparation for the TransformTO 2050 Climate Action Report.