San Francisco City Employees Rally Against Corporate Tax Breaks

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Traffic at Market and South Van Ness Streets in San Francisco was a mess in the noon hour on Thursday when hundreds of city employees spent their lunch holding a rally against corporate tax breaks.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 members were among the protesters who also voiced their opinion against tax loopholes and breaks for corporations moving into the Mid-Market area.

Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, who works in the Mayor’s Office of Community Development, could be heard at the rally over a megaphone.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

“San Francisco has been voted one of the most livable cities in the country. For who? Not for me. Not for the working class. Maybe for the one percent,” she said.

Dugan continued that in recent years she’s become a single mother and has had to offer financial support to her family in Nicaragua.

The city’s budget deficit has climbed to $170 million, but these employees may be asked to give back more out of their wages.

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