Day, 2011 -- Walking to the busstop, I passed a white guy about my age leaning
against a spanking new, spotless white car. "Fuck Wisconsin workers!" he
shouted. "Nice car," I said. "Fuck you, too, you lazy shit," he said. On the
bus, heading downtown to the march, little children chanted Sí,
The immigrants rights organizations were out in force. The lively LGBT contingent had rainbow flags and chants and signs -- "My Gender Has No Borders" "Keep Binational Couples Together." Organized labor provided great signs and water and sound trucks -- but where were the union workers? Individuals, small groups here and there, but nothing like the outpouring that came into the streets after Wisconsin. Disappointing. Especially considering the 2006 march in LA was the largest May Day march in US history.