Thursday, May 28, 2015

Protesters Arrested at Santa Cruz City Council Meeting

Members of SEIU Local 521, which represents library and other city workers in Santa Cruz, California, staged a protest during a recent city council meeting in response to what has been described as "poverty wages" for many of its members. The protesters were arrested after refusing to end their demonstration during the public meeting.  Union president Doris Henry said that “the road to recovery should not continued to be paved on our workers’ backs.” The union is currently in negotiations with the city on a new collective agreement.

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