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Working Class Solidarity Flying Picket
The San Francisco Hotel Workers Strike is into its second week. It started with strikes at 4 hotels and soon the hotel owners locked out workers at 10 others. Now the hotels, bascically representing the 5 or so multinationals that own most of the major hotels in the U.S., have announced that the lockout will continue beyond the end of the 2-week strike called by the union, which is this Wednesday. We're calling for action by the community to support all 4,000 of our working class sisters and brothers.
Meet at Union Square, the corner of Powell and Geary, at 7:00 on Sunday (October 10). Bring noisemakers, musical instruments, creative signs and/or sign making supplies, and most importantly, your imagination. We'll make our way around the city and support as many picket lines as we can. We'll make San Francisco a SCAB FREE ZONE.
The Northern California grocery workers at chains like Safeway, Albertsons, Andronicco's and Cala Foods are having contract negotiations now as well. Show up to demonstrate your support for their struggle too, especially after the bitter betrayal by the UFCW in the contract negotiations in Southern California, where 70,000 workers essentially lost their health care and accepted a 2-tier hiring system that will mean the end of decent wages and conditions--in what was the greatest defeat in the strike.
The working class in the U.S. has been on the defensive too long. We need to take the offensive and go out and show solidarity for our fellow working sisters and brothers. It's about time we fought to win--and turned the class war on the offensive. So, come on out and show your solidarity!