May Day Celebrates the 99%

Information & updates on the permitted, family-friendly May Day March & Rally organized by the Portland May Day Coalition.

Who we are

The Portland May Day Coalition is a body of grassroots community organizations, labor unions, faith communities, and individuals that come together each year to plan the May Day (May 1st) March & Rally for International Worker's Day. Since 2006 this day of action has also focused on the relationship between worker rights and immigrant rights.

In 2012 the May Day Coalition adopted the St. Paul's Principles as operating agreements for how to interact with coalition member organizations and the broader occupy movement.

The St. Paul's Principles are:

1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups.

2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space.

3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.

4. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption and violence. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions against activists and others.

The 2012 May Day Coalition

American Friends Service Committee, Carpenters Local 156, Civil Liberties Defense Center, International Socialist Organization, IUPAT Local 10, Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán, Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition - PIRC, Portland Jobs with Justice, Comite de Solidaridad de Apoyo Mutuo.

The 2014 May Day Coalition
United Auto Workers
Industrial Workers of the World - Portland
PSU American Association of University Professors
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign
Oregon Jericho
Dare to Struggle
Service Employees International Union - Local 503
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals
Portland Anarchist Black Cross
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
United Brotherhood of Carpenters - Local 156
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Oregon AFL-CIO
Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party
Portland Jobs with Justice
Portland Solidarity Network
American Friends Service Committee
Right 2 Dream 2
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Local Lodge 1005
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Portland
Right to Survive
American Federation of Teachers - Oregon
National Association of Letter Carriers - Branch 82
Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
APANO

ILWU-Local 8
Hella 503

Past May Day Sponsors and Endorsers