May Day and pay inequities | Richmond Free Press

Rallies and marches took place on Tuesday across the United States and the globe to highlight the rights of workers and labor issues.

The annual May Day celebration, occurring on May 1, is known as International Workers’ Day.

In several large U.S. cities, marchers also took aim at the Trump administration’s policies, including recent immigration crackdowns that many said target workers in the lowest-paying jobs. They also decried the administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for immigrants from nations such as Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador and Nicaragua who are fleeing from conflict or natural disaster.

Marchers also called attention to President Trump’s racist, xenophobic and homophobic rhetoric and policies, as well as his proposals and actions that are hostile…

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