Good Jobs LA with the help of hundreds of community members, students, and labor groups like SEIU Local 721 led a rally across Downtown LA which culminated in a bridge action. The November 17th action started at the Bank of America Plaza and end up near a downtown bridge next to the Westin Bonaventure hotel. Twenty three people were arrested included staff from SEIU Local 721, USWW, and SEIU UHW.
In July, I marched down Main Street in Ventura with my SEIU Local 721 brothers and sisters as part of the Ventura County Fair Parade. We chanted about good jobs for the economy and about economic fairness. Crickets. The message was still new. Blame overpaid executives and a system that only rewards the rich?
Fast forward to yesterday’s #OccupyVentura march and demonstrations and there was a very different scene. Children, young adults, and old activists where there with hand made signs in tow. Over one hundred strong, by my estimation.