Get your picket signs ready and rally your crews because the annual May Day protests are almost here.

According to the Gothamist, groups will gather bright and early at 7:15 a.m. this coming Monday in protest for labor and immigrant's rights. 

They'll be directed right at President Trump's questionable labor and immigration policies.

Although the major event will be the rally and concert in Foley Square at 5:00 p.m., the day will be packed with protests across the city.

Here's a schedule of those demonstrations so you can plan out your day: 

Take on Corporate Backers of Hate March - 7:15 a.m. (Sidewalk at 5th Avenue and 41st Street, the edge of Bryant Park)

Join Make the Road New York in their march through Midtown East calling out major corporations profiting from Trump's agenda. This includes backers of private prisons and immigrant detention centers, like JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.


Before you head out, check out Make the Road's "name and shame" site launched yesterday. It maps out each company's affiliations to the Trump Administration. There's also contact info for CEOs and board members, just to inform them of you're plans for Monday. 

MAY DAY Solidarity Rally: Stand with B&H Workers - 10:00 a.m. (B&H Photo Video Pro, 420 Ninth Avenue)

Meet the Democratic Socialists of America for their rally supporting the B&H workers union. The group formed to protest the allegedly hazardous working conditions at in their Brooklyn warehouses.

Now, management has even threatened to move these warehouse jobs in NJ 75 miles away. So come and support the organizers as they gear up for their contract fight.

Immigrant Worker Justice Tour - 12:00 p.m. (Washington Square Park)

Head to Washington Square Park to meet immigrant and worker justice groups, including ICE-Free NYC and Brandworkers. They're leading a downtown walking tour of businesses of workers currently organizing.

Although the route is still being tweaked, it starts at Amy's Bread. Workers are organizing there to demand higher wages. 

May Day Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees and All Workers! - noon to 5:30 p.m. (Union Square) 

You'll want to bust out of work or school to meet the People's Power Assembly for this rally and large-scale march.

You'll get to listen to speeches from labor and immigrant advocates and leaders from the anti-war movement and Black Lives Matter as you march.

Rise Up New York! Immigrant Rights and Workers Rights - 5:00 p.m. (Foley Square)

Wrap up the historical day with the Foley Square rally/concert led by Make the Road New York, the New York Immigration Coalition, New York Nurses Association, the New York Central Labor Council and the service workers union SEIU 32 BJ.

"We call on all New Yorkers to rise up and demand an end to this Administration's racist and unjust policies," Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said in a statement.

Know Your Rights 


All workers, have the right to strike, no matter their immigration status. However, the stakes are way higher for undocumented workers.

It's best to let your employer in on your plans. Try to work out measures to protect all employee's rights and any potential legal issues.

Make the Road organizer Meg Fosque suggests, "If your workplace won't function without immigrants, maybe ask your employer to post a sign stating that ICE officials aren't welcome without a judicial warrant."

Make the Road New York and the Workers World Party have support ready for workers facing threats or punishment for striking.

Immigrant workers can attend one of Make the Road's know-your-rights training sessions if they plan to join the May Day strikes.

If necessary, they can call the Worker's World Party's hotline or email the group at 347-674-0515 and

Employees can always call out sick or take a vacation day if you're truly afraid of the repercussions.

Fosque explains, "To see the most vulnerable workers take risks that more protected workers are afraid of is incredibly powerful."

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Gothamist]