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Tue Jun 19 2012 (Updated 06/20/12) Tour of Shame Culminates at Apple Store in Palo Alto
Father's Day Occupy Action on the Peninsula The first recorded Father's Day commemoration was in remembrance of a mining disaster that brought attention to the plight of working people and unsafe working conditions across the US, when hundreds of fathers died in a mine in West Virginia in 1908. With the holiday's origins in mind, members of the San Jose and Redwood City Occupy groups performed mic check demonstrations at branches of various corporate entities on the San Francisco Peninsula that have a record of anti-labor practices.

Occupy protesters demonstrated at the Los Altos Whole Foods store and at Mountain View Safeway citing those companys' records of anti-union and anti-labor practices. In Palo Alto the group made a stop at Pizza My Heart, announcing to the crowd in the adjacent square that the store's owner has been working against efforts in San Jose to raise the minimum wage.

The tour of shame's final stop was at the Apple retail store on University Ave in Palo Alto, where Occupiers were joined by the Raging Grannies, who regularly bring attention to Apple's abuse of Chinese laborers by protesting at this location. Spokesperson for Occupy Redwood City James Lee said, "Nothing hearkens back to the first Fathers Day commemoration better than to highlight the unsafe and horrific working conditions Chinese workers have to face."

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