Thursday, March 29, 2007

Upcoming Actions to support Monster Cable workers

THIS Sunday: April Fool's Protest in downtown Burlingame
Our next protest will be this Sunday, April 1st, April Fool's Day.
Action theme is "Monster Cable, Don't Take us for a Fool!" Workers demand
that the Head Monster come to the table with a serious offer.
Meet this Sunday 11:30 am at the Chevron station,
Burlingame Ave. and El Camino Real, downtown Burlingame.

MAJOR action: Saturday, April 14, 2007, downtown Burlingame/Hillsborough

Meet at 10:30 am at the Chevron station on Burlingame Ave. and El Camino Real. in downtown Burlingame.

Please contact if you are a musician and want to perform!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Monster Bash at CEO's Mansion in Hillsborough

Nearly 100 workers, community allies and musicians marched, protested, and sang songs outside the CEO's mansion in his wealthy neighborhood in Hillsborough, CA.
The private security officers hired by CEO Noel Lee did not faze protesters as they marched down the hill to his mansion, where members of the Penninsula Raging Grannies waited to greet them with lively songs about greedy CEO's. Chinese drum group Hei Gu rallied folks at the meeting spot and accompanied their protest at the Head Monster's front gate as they chanted "Beware, Beware, Monster Living There!" and "Boycott Monster Cable".

Joining laid-off workers were members of: UNITE HERE Local 2, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 3267, the San Mateo Labor Council, United Healthcare Workers, UFCW RISE UP, SEIU 790, the Harvey Milk Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Democratic Club, Young Workers United,The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, San Francisco State University student groups, the Raging Grannies, San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Jake McGoldrick's office, Hei Gu, singer-songwriters Valerie Orth and Bob Sanders. Highlights include worker testimonies, Raging Grannies performing and leading songs, an acoustic performance by Valerie Orth and Bob Sanders, and street theater featuring Bill Sable as the Monster.

Around 12:30 pm workers and supporters took their Monster Bash on the road, heading into downtown Burlingame where they marched down the main drag to the Apple Store. Workers picketed the store for nearly an hour and sent a delegation in to speak with the manager, who said he would contact corporate HQ and Monster Cable.

For more photos taken by David Huang (Poetic Dream), see