General Strike 2020

General Strike 2020

April 29, 2020 | 6320 AFK

Last updated May 1, 2020

A general strike begins on May 1, 2020, May Day. Participants will not work or shop and will withhold rent, mortgage and other payments.

List of Demands

These are the demands as reported by Cooperation Jackson. See details on their website.

Protect All Frontline Workers…

No return to work or end to Physical Distancing…

Protect Vulnerable Communities…

Institute Universal Health Care Now…

Institute Universal Social Services Now…

Institute the Human Right to Housing…

Bailout the People, Not the Corporations and Wall Street…

Institute Universal Basic Income Now…

Release prisoners and Detainees…

Close the Detention Centers…

Freeze Payments…

Decarbonize the Economy, End Fossil Fuel and Extractive Industries Now…

Institute Food Sovereignty Policies and Practices Now…

Democratize the Means of Production…

Close all of the Overseas Military Bases…

End the Sanctions…


Strike Coalitions

People's Strike!

General Strike 2020

CoronaStrike

Strike Debt!


Media

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"Biden says coronavirus’ impact on health system hasn’t changed his mind on single-payer [universal healthcare]"

"The Covid-19 pandemic exposes deep flaws in America’s broken healthcare system"