The labor movement and Occupy have teamed up for some powerful protests this May Day, but unions were apprehensive of initial plans to “shut down” the Golden Gate Bridge.
Protesters gathered at the Larkspur Ferry terminal Tuesday morning as Golden Gate Ferry Service was shut down as expected over a ferry workers’ strike coinciding with May Day and Occupy-related demonstrations.
More than 4,000 registered nurses at 10 Sutter Health hospitals in Northern California are walking off the job in Tuesday’s May Day protests.
One person was arrested after a protest march in the San Francisco’s Mission District led to acts of vandalism, including against the Mission police station, authorities said.
The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.
Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.
Occupy Oakland members are calling for a general strike on Tuesday—May Day—as a show of unity between union and non-union workers.