OC May Day Collective

About Us

We are a Collective of organizations and individuals based in the local community which uses consensus to make decisions. We call ourselves the Orange County May Day Collective because we both inherit the legacy of and work in ways similar to the General Strike of May 1, 1886. This historic movement won the 8-hour workday which we now enjoy and was a diverse, horizontal coalition of people from many industries, cultures and nationalities.

Since 2002, the social justice community in Orange County has organized an annual May Day celebration of workers’ rights and protest for better economic and socio-political conditions.  For many years, hundreds of people gathered in celebration and struggle, and then disbanded until the following May Day.

Our 2017 Platform reflects the values and goals of our collective.