Activists in Seattle's May Day march celebrate new

Following a string of high-profile union campaigns across the country, Seattle's annual May Day march for workers' and immigrants' rights drew a large and enthusiastic crowd Sunday.

For the first time in two years, over 200 May Day marchers filled the streets from Judkins Park to downtown Seattle.

Their demands included ending evictions, divesting funds from police departments, and stopping sweeps of homeless encampments.

Some marchers attributed the large crowd to recent union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, both headquartered in Seattle.

“We're tired of constantly fearing job loss,” said Stephen Hoth, an Uber and Lyft driver and Drivers Union member.

Uber deactivated Hoth's account four months ago, he said.

If Uber is your only income, imagine being fired out of nowhere.


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