Hundreds rally in support of labor unions in San Diego
The invisible women at the head of the San Diego Women's March
The San Diego event was one of 28 Working People’s Day of Action rallies held throughout the country Saturday. The local rally was attended by members of several unions, and many speakers shared similar messages of pride in accomplishments and resilience against perceived threats.
“This is about our unions. This is about our voice,” Keith Maddox, a trustee with the San Diego and Imperial Valley Labor Council, said about the case. “This is about workers having a right to be at the table.”
Cole re-elected as City Council President
They are the women no one ever sees, but at last weekend’s Women’s March San Diego, members of the local janitors union were front and center. Also loud, proud and invaluable.
When the massive march kicked off at Waterfront Park last Saturday, the procession was led by women from Service Employees International Union United Services Workers West, the union that represents janitors, security officers, airport service workers and other property service workers.
SoccerCity vote set for November 2018, one year later than supporters want
After being re-elected, she thanked her supporters, especially the labor leaders.
“All my union brothers and sisters, we’re going to do more for working families,” Cole said. “We have a very busy year ahead of us”
San Diego City Council members voted unanimously on Monday to send the SoccerCity proposal to voters in November 2018 instead of holding a special election this November or adopting the proposal without a public vote.