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Occupy Oakland Will Provide Support If Workers Lead A Shutdown Of The Golden Gate Bridge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 April 2012
OCCUPY OAKLAND WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT IF WORKERS LEAD A SHUTDOWN OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ON MAY DAY.
In the event that the Golden Gate Bridge workers choose to strike and hold a hard picket line on the Golden Gate Bridge on May Day, Occupy Oakland will physically support their action to shut down the West Coast’s most famous icon.
Hundreds of workers, ranging from ferry workers to machinists, have been in negotiations for over a year now. The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition reports that it has made $2 million in concessions each year. Occupy Oakland stands in solidarity with workers who have struggled against a company that bridges consumer and worker communities, tourists, and products to the profit-generating business centers of San Francisco.
If at least one bridge-worker strike is publicly announced, a picket line is established at or on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the line is honored by the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition members, Occupy Oakland will join Occupy San Francisco in shutting down the bridge.
Occupy Oakland has and will continue to support picket lines. Whether or not Occupy Oakland participates in this action, O.O. will continue to seek out strategic ways to support struggles of the working class.