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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:52 AM

20. Union Busting is ALL the RAGE in Texas - Go figure

http://www.chron.com/business/article/Union-organizer-arrested-in-protest-that-blocked-3706026.php

<snip>Smith said that Salcedo, who was leading the protest, was warned she and others would face arrest if they didn't stop blocking traffic. The union is representing about 3,200 janitors who are working without a contract. They are seeking wages of $10 an hour; most now earn a top wage of $8.35 an hour.



ONE THING IS - without a PERMIT you are not allowed to block an intersection with a PROTEST of ANY TYPE.

SO if you participate in these types of protests, UNDERSTAND THAT, you WILL be WARNED and you WILL be ARRESTED.

For a Union Rep, that is a chance to be heard in COURT and get it on the record as to the WHY of the Protest.

<snip>"It was ridiculous," said Martinez, who was standing near Salcedo at the protest on Thursday. "She was on the curb and not doing anything. The police just grabbed her."



AS the ORGANIZER in CHARGE Salcedo "doing nothing" was failing to comply with the Police Order to clear the street.

IF THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE ARRESTED, all they had to do was move orderly to the sidewalk and continue their protest.

Sometimes the arrests will generate more press, where a protest will be ignored by the media.

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