RECAP: Monday May 23rd – Dobbs Ferry to Croton-on-Hudson
Dobbs Ferry to Croton-On-Hudson: 13.6 miles
Organized labor in Westchester County provided great support for Day 9 of the March for Farmworker Justice, which marks the halfway point of the Long Island-to-Albany journey. Marchers covered the 13-plus miles under skies that were (thankfully) sunny and bright throughout the day.
Day captains Florence McCue (WPCLB Secretary/Treasurer & NYSUT) and Jennifer Puja (WPCLB Director & IUOE 30) said there were well-wishers all along the route. At South Church in Dobbs Ferry, faith leaders provided breakfast, while labor retirees offered support. Irvington School District teacher joined in support of the march, the police escorts (from five neighboring towns and villages) were skilled professionals, and lunch was provided by NYSUT Retirees Westchester/Putnam and WPCLB.
A group of students from Sleepy Hollow High greeted the entourage with “awesome” hand-made signs: “We’ve got a beef with agricultural inequality!” and “Lettuce join the fight!”
Marchers rode to Stony Point Center (Rockland County) for the evening program, followed by well-earned rest and reflection.
Download the May 23 flyer
Starting Point: 8am-9:30am South Presbyterian Church (343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry) to Christ Episcopal Church (43 Broadway, Tarrytown) 4.4 miles
ACTION 9:30am-10:00am Meet at Christ Episcopal Church. Flyering at Music Hall.
Segment B: 10am-11:45am Christ Episcopal Church (43 Broadway, Tarrytown) to Guadalajara Restaurant (2 Union Street, Briarcliff) 3.4 miles
LUNCH 11:45am-1pm Guadalajara Restaurant (2 Union Street, Briarcliff)
Segment C: 1pm-2:45pm Guadalajara Restaurant (2 Union Street, Briarcliff) to offices of Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Galef (2 Church Street, Ossining) 2.9 miles
BREAK and FLYERING: 2:45-3:15pm Offices of Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Galef (2 Church Street, Ossining)
Segment D:3:15pm-5pm Offices of Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Galef (2 Church Street, Ossining) to ShopRite, (460 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson) 2.8 miles
EVENING dinner and discussion: 6pm-8pm
Multifaith Perspectives on Farmworker Justice
Stony Point Conference Center
17 Crickettown Rd Stony Point
Sponsored by Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body with contributions by Cortlandt Democratic Committee, CSEA Local 860, IATSE ONE, NYSUT Retirees Westchester/Putnam, Teamsters 456 and Yonkers Federation of Teachers.