Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice

On Saturday, June 20, working people from the Hudson Valley joined with workers in Kingston, NY to take part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, calling for bold policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. The Labor Federation called for the adoption of America’s Five Economic Essentials which must be combined with policing reforms and implemented in ways that recognize the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on workers of color.

A large multi-vehicle caravan convened at Dietz Stadium and proceeded to area hospitals, schools, and the post office to bring attention to the needs of our workers and demand that Congress pass the HEROES Act.

Additional caravans from across all 50 states and Puerto Rico participated in solidarity actions as well.

In Washington, D.C., a 1,000 car caravan made its way through the city to make sure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows his inaction is unacceptable, and that the labor movement will mobilize to fight for our health, our economy and our people.