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Thu Feb 22 2007 (Updated 03/04/07) Noontime Rallies Outside of ICE Offices Say, "No More Raids!"
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Photos | Reports: 1 | 2
On Friday, legal workers, immigrant rights organizations, and labor unions came together for a march from 16th and Mission Streets, then filled the plaza at the front of the Federal building. 18 activists, including people of faith and labor leaders met with Nancy Pelosi's office, and when her office's response to community concerns and demands was insufficient, they sat in and were arrested. 1 | 2 | 3
Mon Jan 8 2007 Barrio Unido for an Unconditional Amnesty Protest
Friday, January 12th, there will be a picket line at the Federal Building in San Francisco (450 Golden Gate) from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Protesters will demand: an end to the immigration raids now; freedom for all detained workers; the return of jobs to all those detained; the right for all undocumented immigrants to unionize; and "a General and Unconditional Amnesty for all!"
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