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Picket the new Parkway this weekend - Oakland's newest scab theater
Date Saturday December 22
Time 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
474 24th St Oakland CA 94612
(between Telegraph and Broadway)
Event Type Protest
Oakland, listen up: On Saturday December 22nd, the New Parkway is set to have their grand opening. While I know that this is exciting news for many Oaklanders that once frequented the Parkway because it will bring back cheap movie tickets, pizza and beer, the fact of the matter is that the New Parkway will be nothing like the old theater. The original Parkway was always a Union Shop that employed projectionists from IATSE Local 169. The ownership of the New Parkway refuses to negotiate with Local 169 and instead is using scab technicians to install the projection equipment and plans on using managers to run the film. In sum, it will be a scab theater.

Local 169 will be picketing the theater this Saturday and Sunday (opening weekend) 11:30Am to 7pm to demonstrate to the theater owners that Oaklanders do not want another scab theater in our community. We are looking to make this a big event hoping that it will force owner J Moses Cesar to negotiate with our union and hire union workers. We are requesting our union sisters and brothers (as well as community members) join us in picketing the theater this weekend.
Added to the calendar on Friday Dec 21st, 2012 8:19 PM
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Could a member of IATSE Local 169 respond to this thread with an update?EGS563Friday Oct 10th, 2014 2:51 PM
I saw picketers this past weekend - I thought this issue had been resolved?EGS563Friday Sep 5th, 2014 7:23 PM
What value do you bring?jcasetnlWednesday Dec 26th, 2012 10:42 AM
Update from the picketlineirlandesoMonday Dec 24th, 2012 12:47 PM
A message from the old Parkway union projectionist to clarifyirlandesoSunday Dec 23rd, 2012 12:14 PM
What other "scab theaters in Oakland?"Frank T.Saturday Dec 22nd, 2012 4:59 PM
Get your facts straightChrisSaturday Dec 22nd, 2012 3:50 PM
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