It's a day without some of the 99 percent.
The traditional International Worker's Day also known as May Day protests are being held globally, nationally, and right here in Central New York.
Occupy Utica and other organizations have been rallying and striking throughout the day.
Tonight, they say they hope to show the one percent what it would be like without the 99 percent.
Protest organizers across the globe encouraged workers and students to take a day off to fight for things like economic and social justice.
"What these people were fighting for was more democracy and their country. That's why we are out here today. We have a Congressman that is not representing us correctly and we are here to tell him that," said Derek Scarlino, an Occupy Utica member.
Today, organizations like Occupy Utica stood outside Congressman Richard Hanna's office on Genesee Street to kick off May Day this morning.
Demonstrators say they are not happy with Hanna's recent voting record regarding internet privacy and college tuition.
Occupy Utica is calling it a general strike, advocating a day of no work, no school no buying or banking.
"These are not times of abundance and we don't want to harm local businesses. This is aimed at big corporations that can affect local businesses," said Scarlino.
Occupy Utica says they've come a long way since October of last year when they first occupied in Downtown Utica.
Occupy demonstrators hope they can continue to represent the community.
"New York City has a lot going on with Occupy Wall Street and different social movements, but to see it happen in these small towns where people may not be so inclined to go out in the streets is very inspiring," said Lana Nitti, an Occupy Utica member.
Occupy Utica says their movement has helped make the City's Common Council meetings more transparent, as well as helped an area war veteran get his money back from Bank of America that was stolen from his account.