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Tue Dec 19 2006 (Updated 12/21/06) Woodfin to Workers: “Merry Christmas, You’re Fired”
Photos The workers are seeking an injunction to stop the retaliatory firings. A hearing is scheduled on Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court.
Thu Dec 14 2006 Homeland Security Increases Attacks On Immigrants
Fri Nov 10 2006 (Updated 11/14/06) Immigrant Workers Threatened After They Speak Out for Hotel Workers' Rights
Audio Report Woodfin Hotel workers are still demanding what is owed to them under the new living wage law in Emeryville, Measure C, which took effect last December. After the passage of Measure C, the Woodfin Hotel bosses began to claim that many of the workers' social security numbers are "incorrect," and are threatening to fire the workers unless they fix their alleged, unproved worker authorization problems.
Tue Oct 3 2006 (Updated 04/12/07) Community members and labor leaders defend immigrant worker rights in Emeryville
On Friday morning, September 29, community members including faith-based leaders, local union members and residents demonstrated their support for immigrant workers at the Woodfin Suites in Emeryville. Carrying mops, brooms, drums, and noise makers, protesters demanded "Woodfin Clean-Up your Act" and "Worker Rights Now!" as workers waved bedsheets from the windows. Photos
Wed Sep 27 2006 98 Deported So Far, 11 Await Hearings
recent roundups in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Hollister on September 7th and 8th, where 107 were arrested by ICE officials in a move that infuriated the community.
Condemnation of the raids
Tue Sep 19 2006 (Updated 09/27/06) Justice For All Migrants and Immigrants
A protest against "Operation Return To Sender" took place in the Watsonville Plaza on September 24th. Cars honked in support as people lined Main Street holding signs calling for a world without borders, dignity for workers, black and brown unity and solidarity with immigrants. A circle was formed and people from Watsonville discussed how their community has been affected by immigrantion raids. Read more and view photos || photos and comments || photos contra la migra
Audio: FSRN: Watsonville Rally Denounces Immigration Raids || revolutionary sister drops knowledge || voices contra la migra watson
see also: The 13th Annual Peace and Unity March on October 7th
Sun Sep 10 2006 (Updated 09/27/06) Sweep Victims from Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Hollister