Several community groups are planning rallies, marches, and other events to mark May Day this Monday, May 1. These events include (see map below):
- May Day March – Some King County employees will participate in this year’s May Day March which focuses on labor and immigrant rights and begins at Judkins Park, starting at 11:30 a.m. holding the banner pictured. The march to downtown Seattle starts at 1 p.m.
- Veteran Anti-War march – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Garden of Remembranceat 2nd & University in Seattle, with a march to Judkins Park at 9:30 a.m.
- Rally and march on Amazon.com – 11 a.m. rally at Westlake Park, followed by a noon march on Amazon headquarters in South Lake Union.
- Anti-capitalism march – Commencing late afternoon or early evening, starting location and route to be determined.
We value and respect the peaceful expression of political views and people exercising their First Amendment rights. Employees who are scheduled to work and wish to attend any of the May Day events must follow their department’s appropriate leave policies and take leave with the approval of their supervisor. For more information on your department’s leave policies, please refer to your Human Resources Manager.
These activities could affect traffic and transit. Be prepared for these impacts and allow extra time when you travel. Please check with your supervisor for specific information or instructions for your work unit. Any alternate work arrangements need to be approved by your supervisor.
In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1 first, then call FMD Security at 206-296-5000.
Resources for Commuters
- Sign up for Metro Transit Alerts (text, email, tweets via @kcmetrobus, see RSS feed via desktop or mobile RSS reader)
- Sign up for King County Road Alerts (text, email, tweets via @kcroads)
- Sign up for King County Water Taxi Alerts (text, email)
- Visit the King County My Commute page
- Visit the Eye on Your Metro Commute (blog during peak weekday commutes).