There was another good day on the line. Spirits are high and people are ready to see this fight through not just for the kids today, but all the kids who have to go through the Parry Center and all its mismanagement. Scabs and management are aggressively speeding into picketers and hitting people with their cars. If people could come down to the picket line and video tape these actions, it would be super super awesome. This is clearly ASSUALT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON and the people who have been hit plan want to prosecute. Food not bombs or others cooking and bringing food would be great. The line is again at 3415 se powell blvd. Lots of union members came by to express solidarity, and people are meeting with various locals throughout the week to garner support. Having activists come down too though would be great for morale and keeping numbers up to let scabs know how wretched they are.
For one instance the receptionist Meg got sick and needed some sick time. Everyone in the union donated sick time for her. Now she is crossing the line and almost hit a worker today with her back turned. This is the kind of stuff we are dealing with just because we think it is fucked that they constantly understaff these units, that they intentionally keep wages low for staff (I might add that the CEO makes 10 times what the staff working with kids makes) to keep turnover high to break the union, etc., just because they are obsessed with power. The Chief Financial Officer of Trillium did accounting stuff for a maquiladora in Mexico before coming to leech off kids.
Someone came up with an idea today. What if there was a critical mass that came to the Parry Center in support?
We lack pictures because no one has a digital camera on the picket line. Any indymedia people would be wonderful!