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Title: We are One-SF Downtown March & Rally
START DATE: Monday April 04
TIME: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details:
Bank of America Building - 555 California St.San Francisco, CA
March to Federal Reserve Bldg, 101 Market, SF (near Embarcadero BART)
Event Type: Protest
From:
http://local.we-r-1.org
Sponsored by San Francisco Central Labor Council and various labor unions. The following is from the event announcement of the Local National Writers Union, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter/UAW Local 1981

On April 4, people from around the country will gather in support of the National Day of Action, to show solidarity for the rights of working people in the face of the latest corporate onslaught against unions,labor and progressive causes.

April 4 is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. Dr. King was killed in Memphis, where he was supporting the efforts of the most invisible workers to organize a union and win their rights. As you know he was also a giant in the fight to win civil rights.

It is a fitting tribute to him that we meet and show our solidarity together, and demonstrate in favor of our labor rights along with people nationwide.



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by ?
Saturday Apr 2nd, 2011 11:07 AM
The public sector workers at the Civic Center are unionized; the Financial District and neighboring Chinatown are overwhelmingly non-union. Why is the San Francisco Central Labor Council promoting a march through the Financial District (and on California Street which is currently under construction, repairing the worthless cable car, not viable public transportation)? Whenever there is a janitors march in the Financial District, none of the clerical workers join or indicate any kind of support. There is simply no labor consciousness in this backward society. A Civic Center rally would not only be very convenient for all the unionized government employees in the area but also would be a good destination for the workingclass of the Mission, Tenderloin, and Fillmore for feeder marches. If these events are going to be held on a weekday, they have to be near where unionized labor works. Otherwise, they should all be on the weekend. This is pathetic and insulting to all of us.
by Mark Barnes
Sunday Apr 3rd, 2011 5:44 PM
Your comment that clerical workers do not show any support for janitors and I assume other labor actions in the FD is bull. I have always expressed support either verbally or with a thumbs up. I have picketed with Unite Here and Local 2 as have other clerical workers I know downtown. Also, why don't you call the Labor Council and ask them. If you are politically active in SF, you must know union members - ask them.