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Jail the Bankers Not the Workers Rally 12/9
by Joel Schor (dybenko [at] comcast.net)
Wednesday Dec 10th, 2008 12:01 AM
Demonstration held inside lobby and outside Bank of America branch at Powell and Market Tuesday night in solidarity with laid off workers at Chicago Glass Works. Called for by ANSWER Coalition and SF Labor Council.
Demonstration by labor and social justice groups called attention to the hypocrisy of workers being laid-off at a Chicago Glass Factory, because Bank of America had cut off credit necessary for continued pay-roll loans. The workers lost their jobs, health care, and benifits on a moments notice without a hearing or special meeting called by the employer as required under Illinois Labor Law. Taking Direct Action to protect their jobs and retirement, the workers have occupied the Glass Factory, and refuse to leave until an open meeting is convened with the employer. In the tradition of labor radicalism and building the movement, not only must the employers accounting books be opened, but the financial institution which missused tax payer monies - Bank of America, should be convicted of fraud and deceit to workers and taxpayers alike. The $25 billion dollar bailout was intended to allow B of A to continue with ongoing loans to companies such as the Chicago Glass Works for their day to day operations.

Jail the Bankers not the Workers!

§Inside Lobby demo #1
by Joel Schor Wednesday Dec 10th, 2008 12:01 AM
Protestors enter BofA lobby, demonstrate, police arrive
§Inside Lobby demo #2
by Joel Schor Wednesday Dec 10th, 2008 12:01 AM
Inside lobby demo continues, police arrest and take protestors outside where demonstration continues. Jail the Bankers not the Workers!
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like being right inside the bank lobby!feelin' like I was thereWednesday Dec 10th, 2008 1:42 AM