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Crockett Labor Demonstration 4/4/11
Workers and peace activists from Contra Costa and Napa/Solano rallied at Alfred Zampa bridge. Speeches: Carole Travis (4:26), Pam Aguilar (1:55); interviews: Oscar Orozco (UFCW Local 5) (:43), Pam Aguilar (1:07). Photos by Jack Landes (UFCW Local 5).
CROCKETT--On April 4th several hundred people rallied in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin who are facing attacks on their right to organize. Members from many unions showed up, along with the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, MoveOn.org, and other groups. State Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and US Congressman George Miller sent staff members; Congressman Miller sent a message of support, and Senator DeSaulnier called from Sacramento to speak to the crowd. After a short rally, activists marched onto the Alfred Zampa bridge and met a similar group from Napa/Solano that had rallied at the other end of the bridge.
Speakers included Pam Aguilar, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Central Labor Council and Carole Travis, Chair of the Board of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.
Ed Rippy is a member of UFCW Local 5.