Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"We Are Families": Monster Cable Workers Join Action Against ICE Raids

On Wed., Feb 28, laid-0ff Monster Cable workers joined the Week of Action against the ICE raids that have been terrorizing immigrant families across the Bay Area and the country. Over 150 protesters gathered at the San Francisco Immigration Building, where workers, mothers, and students denounced the recent rise in immigration raids. "We are all immigrants as well, and we have families," laid off Monster Cable Amy Guo told protesters who came from several immigrant rights organizations and student groups. "We stand with you in calling for an end to the raids."

The group then marched to Radio Shack on Pine and Sansome where they were joined on the boycott picket line by musicians including banjo player Jack Chernos and Chinese drum group Hei Gu. Worker representatives entered the Radio Shac to speak with the store manager. But after listening to the workers plea for support, the manager expressed sympathy for the workers and the unfair treatment they had received, and agreed to call CEO Noel Lee.

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