OAKLAND (KCBS) – Hundreds of union workers marched down Broadway in Oakland Friday, demanding a so-called “fair economy and urging banks and the wealthy to contribute more.
Drums, whistles and chants filled the streets of downtown Oakland as on-lookers and drivers watched the hundreds of union workers march from the Marriot City Center to City Hall.
KCBS’ Dave Padilla:
AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler told union members workers are not asking for a lot.
“Justice, a voice on the job, a chance at our fair share, respect our rights.”
She said banks and the rich need to contribute more to level the economic playing field in this country.
Union worker Tereatha Henderson said union members are getting a bad rap in this country.
“Everything is turning toward the worker and it should be turned toward the corporations who are preventing the economy from being equal.”
Henderson said she works for the tax branch of the Employment Development Department.
“We make sure the corporations are paying their taxes,” she said laughing.
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