People’s Strike is a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital (banks, corporations, brokers, etc). that put profit before the people and the planet.

What We Are Fighting For:

We are fighing their attempts to force us back to work against scientific evidence and reasoning. They are attempting to restore their profits and the relations of inequality that worsened this pandemic for Indigenious, Black, Latino, and other vulnerable communities

We are organizing emergency relief and various forms of mutual aid to provide working people and communities with the resources they need to survive and thrive during this pandemic.

We are building new forms of cooperative and community production to produce
for community need and political autonomy and community governance to create
a more equitable and just society.

May 1st 2020 marked the launch of a broad movement to put an end to the systemic madness revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We call for actions on the 1st of every month. Take action on June 1st!


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Posted by People's Strike: Fighting for Our Lives, Forging Our Future on Monday, June 1, 2020

People’s Strike is a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital (banks, corporations, brokers, etc). that put profit before the people and the planet.

A number of actions will take place on June 1 in half a dozen American cities under the banner of People’s Strike!, marking the second month of COVID-related Days of Action.

As a follow up to May 1st actions, Monday’s planned actions are a focused and forward-looking effort related to the mass outrage reflected in the countrywide protests since the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Economic justice and the prison injustice system are two of the issues emphasized in the People’s Strike’s list of 17 demands, and they are key contexts in which this type of policing proliferates, largely with impunity. The list of June 1st actions below will all follow social distancing guidelines, and some of their livestreams will be included in the daylong People’s Strike broadcast livestream program.

Oakland, CA

At noon there will be a rally at the California State Building to demand that Cal-OSHA enforce workplace health and safety laws. A car and bike caravan will make stops at Fruitvale & Oscar Grant Station for educational speakouts about racist vigilante violence and police violence. It ends at the Coliseum/Oracle Arena with a closing rally and press conference.

Sacramento, CA

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and Sacramento AFL- CIO (LCLAA) are hosting a press conference and demonstration from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at CalOSHA Offices, 2424 Arden Way. Workers will call out violations in workplace safety and lack of access to PPE.

Eureka, CA

The People Over Profits Car and Bike Caravan will meet in the WinCo parking lot at 5:00 p.m. for a short, physically distanced demonstration along Harris Street. The caravan will leave at approximately 5:25 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m.

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance and Still Perkin’ baristas will demonstrate from 7:00 a.m. to noon at 2727 Prytania St. for paid sick leave, PPE, $15 an hour hazard pay, and a written agreement to follow an enforced safety protocol and adherence to phase 1 safety guidelines.

Jackson, MS

Members and allies of Cooperation Jackson, the organization that first sparked the call for the People’s Strike!, are conducting three days of community outreach and education in support of rent strikes and providing PPE to workers.

New York, NY

The New York City Fight For Our Lives Coalition will hold a car caravan to highlight police violence and class struggle at a location to be announced.

In addition to individual tenants union and building actions, the statewide Housing Justice for All coalition will assemble at Grand Army Plaza at 5:30pm to march to 9 Prospect Park West then arrive at Chuck Schumer’s residence by 6:15pm for a socially distanced rally.


Livestream broadcast from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This will feature updates from actions across the country, alongside produced segments on Minneapolis and Rebellion, Rent Strikes and Housing Justice, Mutual Aid in Puerto Rico, Report from the Navajo Nation, Prisoners and Political Prisoners with COVID, ICE/ Detention Centers, Resistance Culture, and International Coverage. The livestream and schedule will be available on the People’s Strike website and Facebook page.

Overview video of May Day actions

At present, a People’s Strike! is planned for the first day of each month to build power to end the COVID mismanagement crisis and reorganize our society into a regenerative economy. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate as much as they can by participating in workplace actions and solidarity actions with other workers, not shopping, organizing targeted demonstrations, and maintaining rent and mortgage strikes.


Kali Akuno

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Cooperation Jackson

Joshua Dedmond

National Outreach Coordinator, Cooperation Jackson

Sacajawea Hall

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Cooperation Jackson

Rachel Jackson

Lead Organizer, People’s Strike Bay Area,

Local press releases

New York City “Actions For Our Lives”

Oakland “Day of Action To Defend Workers, Tenants, Communities”

The Call and Demands

The CODVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the inequalities and injustices that daily plague the world. The triple crisis of viral plague, systemic economic breakdown, and the failure and/or unwillingness of Governments to provide necessary protections, especially for the poor and people subjected to white supremacy, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and misogyny has thrown us into a fight for our lives.

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