MayDay 2019 Interview with Kivanç Eliaçık, the Director of International Relations of DISK, the Confederation of Progressive Labor Unions in Turkey

Kivanç Eliaçık, the Director of International Relations of DISK, the Confederation of Progressive Labor Unions in Turkey gives the glorious history of the May Day in Turkey and gives insights to the current struggles and challenges of unionizing in a country that is explosive with political unrest.

May Day 2019 – Oakland / California

Hundreds of longshore workers from the bay area, LA and Canada along with other trade unionists joined the May Day Rally at the Port of Oakland initiated by ILWU Local 10. Also joining them were other speakers including CWA AFA president Sara Nelson. She spoke about the reasons she called for a general strike. Oakland Teachers Association president Keith Brown also spoke about public education and the lack of funding while money was available for stadiums.