Yale: Respect New Haven Car Caravan July 29th

On Wednesday 7/29/2020, nearly 600 cars circled New Haven, Connecticut, in one of the country’s largest Car Caravans yet. Members of Locals 35, 34, 33, 217, and New Haven Rising were joined by community allies from across the city to call on Yale University to respect our unions and respect New Haven.

Speakers from our unions delivered powerful speeches directly in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Yale’s campus, with Board of Alders President Tyisha Walker-Myers, Chief Steward of Local 35, stating that without the pot washers and plumbers, there would be no university. “We’re not part of your city. You’re part of our city,” Walker-Myers said, demanding that Yale pay a fair share to the city and treat its workers with respect. Workers, students, and community members shut the downtown area down with the caravan for nearly two hours.