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UNION MOVEMENT TAKES TO THE STREETS

 UNION MOVEMENT TAKES TO THE STREETS
 Saying the labor movement has to go back to the streets, labor


leader Henry Nicholas today announced he will lead a candlelight march and rally of a coalition of labor and community organizations in support of the labor movement, Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.
 Nicholas, who was re-elected president of District 1199C, Hospital and Health Care Employees Union for a sixth term on March 11, said the rally is a call to Philadelphians to stand up for the men and women of the labor movement.
 "A strong labor movement is essential for the survival of our communities," Nicholas said.
 "Two thousand, two hundred workers lose their jobs every day in America. In Philadelphia, 150,000 people are without health care and there are 50,000 people homeless. This is a crisis, but our leadership is silent and our government is blaming the victims. We must go back to the streets to let our voices and our pain be heard. The poor and the working poor can't take no more!" Nicholas stressed.
 The march will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Wills Eye Hospital, 9th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia. Marching east on Chestnut Street, the participants will arrive at the west portal of City Hall at approximately 8 p.m. for the rally.
 CONTACT: Henry Nicholas, president of District 1199C, 215-735-1300, or, evenings, 215-735-1307.
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