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Raging Grannies at Monster Cable Workers' Demo
by Granny Ruth R (info [at] raginggrannies.com)
Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
March 3, 2007: Grannies Went Undercover to Help Laid-Off Monster Cable Workers. With sunglasses on, we were sure to be unrecognizable.
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When the call came from the Chinese Progressive Association, the Grannies sprang into action. As former students of Q'ing Dynasty porcelain, Early Asian Bronze Wear, and advanced fabric painting, we could not stand by idly and let Cable Monster CEO Noel Lee lay off (mostly Cantonese monolingual) immigrant workers without putting our masters degrees to good use.

Last fall *120* workers were callously laid off with only a fraction of the severance pay that Monster Cable had paid in previous years and replaced, ironically, by OFF SHORE cheaper labor. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors and US congressman Tom Lantos, as well as dozens of labor groups, have called upon Monster Cable to pay workers a fair severance. The Raging Grannies of San Jose and the Raging Grannies Action League proudly join this list and demand a FAIR DEAL for these mostly middle-aged and older former employees.

Hence...we joined in the rally IN FRONT OF THE HILLSBOROUGH HOME OF CEO NOEL LEE, who has been completely unresponsive to requests for meetings with the workers and/or their representatives.

--Photos by Kim Kinoshita and Granny Ruth R.

http://www.boycottmonster.org for more information

§Marchers Come Down Hillsborough Hill
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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About 50 marchers seen here about to join another 50 in front of the Monster Home of CEO Noel Lee
§Raging Grannies Bilingual Chants and Cheers
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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In front of the Monster Home...Grannies loud voices pierce the air
§Listening to Speakers
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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§Beware of Dog Sign on Monster House
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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ROWRR!
§Granny Bambi Takes Off
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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Careful there! The dogs were nowhere in sight but the sign was enough to scare Granny Bambi from getting too close!
§Street Theater
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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Granny Gail joins in street theater with one hell of a Demon and other activists
§He's Down and he ain't goin' nowhere!
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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Granny Gail inspects the CEO (in monster mask, portrayed by a UFCW guy) to make sure he is suitably punished.
§March Around the Neighborhood
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 5th, 2007 7:51 PM
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Grannies bringing up the rear, thanks to our slow and deliberate gait.
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