|San Diego Nine go on Hunger Strike.
April 5, 2013. (San Diego)—Today nine San Diego Workers went on a five day hunger strike. These San Diego Workers, are protesting what Lorena Gonzalez of the Central Labor Council calls “union busting practices.”
This is not the first time something like this happens when workers try to organize. Last year over a thousand Janitors attempted to organize in San Diego, and the company they worked for suddenly discovered E-Verify. This is the same at the Hilton in Mission Valley. This is not being done by the hotel to check on the migratory status of workers, but as a tool to suppress the efforts of workers to organize.
In her view E-Verify is used “as a weapon to intimidate workers.”
I want you all to realize something. First, I sent this to OpEd news, second, this is part of the national trend for more and more strikes.
It also revealed that we as a country live the illusion of middle class. It is an illusion. Those at the bottom have figured this out. They are losing their fear. How long until the comfortable "middle class" joins them in the front lines?
Now I'd better catch some Zzzz. Need to go cover day two tomorrow.