This afternoon, a boisterous group of the 99% from Occupy Baltimore joined Center Plate workers of UNITE HERE Local 7 at the Baltimore City Center Convention Center.
Over the past 18 months since Center Plate took over food service operations at the Baltimore Convention Center, workers have had:
5%-16% wage cuts
No Health Insurance
Center Plate workers are fighting to restore their wages and win decent raises and affordable health insurance in their new Union Contract!
(Photos from Bill Hughes)
This demonstration and the issues around it were covered on the Marc Steiner show:
Organizers from UNITE HERE! and Occupy Baltimore discussed the protests, and the ways in which organized labor have supported the movement:
Novella Gardner, banquet server and union leader at the Baltimore
Liana Dalton, Organizer with UNITE HERE!
Mike Maguire, member of the Red Emma's Collective, participant at
Occupy Baltimore participant, carpenter
Shallon Brown, software developer and participant in the Occupy
Listen to the Marc Steiner Show (WEAA 88.9FM) Building collaboration between organized labor and Occupy Baltimore