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Northlanders come together to celebrate International Workers Day in Duluth

Northlanders come together to celebrate International Workers Day in Duluth
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 8:30 PM CDT|Updated: May. 1, 2022 at 11:04 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Labor leaders, non-profit organizations, and citizens gathered in Duluth Sunday to celebrate International Workers Day.

Organizers said the annual event is always held on May first and is meant to build awareness for worker solidarity and their contribution to the economy and society.

This year some of the local organizations in attendance included Twin Ports Democratic Socialists of America, United Steel Workers, local chapters of AFSME, and many more.

According to Chris Rubesch of the Minnesota Nurses Association, events like these help bring workers together to create change in workplace practices down the line.

“It’s so important because we really need to show that you know, workers, when we come together have a lot of power, to impact our workplaces and our community. We’re continuing to fight for liveable jobs, liveable wages, and dignity and safety in our workplaces,” said Rubesch.

In addition to union leaders, several local politicians spoke at the event including State Senator Jen McEwen.

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