Wyclef Jean will host
a free concert and rally on Saturday, May 21 in New Haven, Connecticut in support
of workers fighting for union rights and to negotiate the impact of a proposed
cancer center on the local community.
Jean is the star attraction
at the rally, which is co-hosted by The Service Employees International Union
Local 1199, the biggest health care union in the United States.
The day includes a march
and a free 90 minute concert, on behalf of New Haven based group Community Organized
for Responsible Development (CORD) and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) workers
that are currently fighting for a union.
Jean will take to the stage
between 3 and 4 p.m. and will then lead a march of residents, religious leaders,
hospital workers, political figures and labor leaders through the streets of
New Haven to the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Jean, along with
local leaders, will demand that Yale-New Have Hospital sign a community benefits
agreement over the impact of the proposed cancer center on the community, stop
abusive debt practices to patients lacking adequate insurance and agree to a
fair union election process for over 1,800 YNHH workers.