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Rally to End Sweatshops on Wheels at Port of Oakland

Date:
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Port of Oakland -- Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Corner of 7th Street and Middle Harbor Road


Rally to End
Sweatshops on Wheels
at the Port of Oakland


Non-union truckers at the Port of Oakland and its neighbors endure sweatshop conditions:
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They work an average of 11hrs per day.
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After clearing expenses, they only earn about $10 per hour with no heath care.
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The average wait time to pick up a container is 2 hours.
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While waiting, diesel spews, leading to high rates of asthma amongst drivers and the surrounding West Oakland community.
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1 in 5 West Oakland children suffer from asthma.



Union members have joined with truckers and the community to urge the Port of Oakland to ensure that conditions improve! The Ports of LA/Long Beach recently proposed a plan for action, and now it’s time for Oakland to do the same.

Rally with Port truckers in their fight to end sweatshop conditions!



WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 12 NOON



WHERE: Port of Oakland -- Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Corner of 7th Street and Middle Harbor Road





Driving directions to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park



From the East Bay: 24 West to 980 West, toward Oakland. Exit at 11th/12th St. off-ramp onto Brush Street. Continue straight, and turn right (northwest) at 7th Street. Continue straight on 7th Street, past Maritime Street toward the bay. Watch for parking signs as you approach the park.



From the South Bay: 880 North toward Oakland. Take the 7th St. exit toward West Grand Ave. Turn left onto 7th St. Follow 7th St., heading west, past Maritime St. Continue straight on 7th Street toward the bay. Watch for parking signs as you approach the park.



Central Labor Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 24, 2007 12:01PM
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