The purpose of the May Day Solidarity Network is to establish a solid support community among all participating in May Day 2012, such that no single individual needs to face the challenges of participation in isolation. It is to make certain that 100% of workers and students can take the day of May 1st, 2012, away from their workplace or school without needing to worry about retaliation from their bosses, teachers, or administrators. It is to make certain that any legal struggles stemming from anyone’s participation in May Day have access to the solidarity of the entire community and will not be faced in isolation.
We are doing this through giving all workers and students a place to make commonly known any threats or retaliations they are facing in response to their participation in May Day 2012. From here, we will be able to mobilize the May Day Solidarity Network to support those experiencing retaliation for their participation in May Day 2012. Since people will be coming from all over the place in order to participate, the May Day Solidarity Network will function as more of a network of networks, with those in closest proximity to one another expected to support their comrades through more localized solidarity networks.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with any reports of employer harassment or retaliation for participation in the call for a May 1st General Strike.