The San Juan Daily Star
Unions plan May Day march on fiscal board offices
By The Star Staff
Several unions and student groups will gather next Monday, May Day (International Workers’ Day) to march to the offices of the Financial Oversight and Management Board in Hato Rey.
“There will be a group that will leave the UPR (University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras) at nine in the morning. From there will come the university’s unions, students and teachers’ unions,” said María del Mar Rosa Rodríguez, president of the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors at a press conference.
“Another group of us are going to be at a workers’ mass in front of the Department of Labor starting at 7:30 a.m.” said José Rodríguez of the Trade Union Solidarity Movement. “There we will be with the UTIER (Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union), social groups, environmentalists, feminists. We will leave at 10 in the morning, on Avenida Ponce de León. The comrades who come from the university are supposed to march along Muñoz Rivera Avenue.”
Meanwhile, the General Workers Union “has been called to meet in front of the offices of the OARTH [Office of Human Resources Administration and Transformation] starting at 8:30 in the morning,” said the union’s organizing secretary, Mayra Rivera Cordero.
In addition to the aforementioned, besides UTIER, the Brotherhood of Non-Teaching Exempt Employees, the Puerto Rican Workers Union, the Puerto Rico Teachers Federation, UNETE, EDUCAMOS, and the General Confederation of Workers will participate in the activity, among others.
Organizers said in a written statement that as part of their message, they will “denounce the abuses and outrages against the working people by the bosses, the government and the Financial Oversight and Management Board.”