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Workers March to Demand Better Conditions from Walmart.

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They also provide "cheap jobs with no security since they are an at will employee."


Jose Alvarado Flores by Nadin Abbott

  Jose Alvarado Flores told me that "I came to support the marchers." He is an SEIU member, and he received the message through the Union. He added, that one bus came all the way from Ontario, (these are the warehouse workers above).

  "Viva La Prole!" (Long live the common people!)

Richard Barrera, who is a member of the San Diego Unified School board, reminded the audience that good jobs, meaning people don't need two to three jobs to barely survive, allow their children to grow up into productive citizens. He also said that "we need partners that will create real jobs." This is why the school board passed the first Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to rebuild the schools. This means "apprenticeships in construction from the community of Sherman Heights."

There were screams from the crowd that they were going to unionize Walmart. That this was not going to be a blue Walmart but a yellow one. This came from the UFCW contingent.

Barrera closed with some stirring words. "We don want you to set up a store where you exploit our parents and then throw some money to charity."

Labor is awakening across the nation, and this is what we are starting to see.

The group was also serenaded by a Mariachi band and by the Women Occupy San Diego     

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demanding justice, good working conditions and oth... by nadin abbott on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 2:33:44 AM
The story gets worse, parents invest in the compan... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 8:12:31 AM
A thousand people come, almost no news, 15 people ... by nadin abbott on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 8:56:33 AM
This is the new economic slavery model that is the... by 911TRUTH on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:55:31 AM
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