On March 26, 2011, the Our Communities, Our Jobs Rally in Los Angeles brought together the Teamsters, AFL-CIO, SEIU, the United Teachers of Los Angeles, and many, many more to protest a local Ralph's grocery store and to show solidarity with public-sector unions in Wisconsin.
Reason.tv was on hand to document the rally and speak with some of the thousands present. While the protest ostensibly targeted various businesses such as Ralph's and Chase Bank, there was a continuity in the overarching message: Collective bargaining rights are under attack, and they must be saved—both for private-sector and public-sector workers. According to participants in the rally, enemies of organized labor include big business, foreign labor, Republicans, the Koch brothers, and the capitalist system itself.
Approximately 4 minutes long. Shot and edited by Zach Weissmueller. Interviews by Tim Cavanaugh.
For Reason.tv coverage of other rallies (inlcuding Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally, the 9/12 Freedom Works Rally, and One Nation Working Together Rally), go here.
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