Final March Route

The route for our march has been finalized with the help of the very cooperative SDPD.  We will be marching down Broadway!  We will start at 6th and Upas at the northwest corner of Balboa Park and march south on 6th to Broadway.  We will turn west on Broadway and march to Harbor Drive.  Then, we march north on Harbor Drive to the County Administration Building.  Here’s the map of the final route:

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Go to Rally Info for other important information.

See you at 6th and Upas at 10am on Saturday!

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  1. Katie

    Do you have any pictures of the human flag we made when we reached the Administration Building? If so, would you mind sending them my way?

  2. Jim

    Katie, the UT has 28 pictures over at Sign on San Diego in a photo gallery.

    Here’s one good picture: http://photos2.signonsandiego.com/main.php?g2_itemId=831

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  4. Great Work!

    Rally Against Hate:

    Saturday Rally @ Manchester Hyatt

    NOVEMBER 22th -5:00 p.m.

    Doug Manchester is one of the leading funders ($125,000) of Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative that discriminates against LGBT couples. While Hyatt may officially disavow Manchester’s contributions to Proposition 8 as a personal choice, the fact remains that their multi-million dollar LGBT marketing efforts must be seen as little more than sheer hypocrisy when the revenue this marketing attracts is then funneled into efforts that bite the hand which feeds them. In such a situation, we always have the ability to choose not to feed them any longer.

    WHERE: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

    Further Background:

    On July 10th, 2008, a coalition led by the San Diego labor movement and the LGBT community called for a boycott of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the host site for AERA’s 2009 Conference.

    Manchester’s Hyatt has brought the LGBT community UNITE HERE together to fight for equality for gay and lesbian couples and justice for the workers at his Hyatt hotel. Doug Manchester has a history working against both:

    · Equality for lesbian and gay couples. Doug Manchester is one of the leading funders ($125,000) of Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative that discriminates against LGBT couples. The California LGBT community faces an extremely difficult fight to prevent an outright ban on their civil right to have legal recognition for same sex couples and equal protection for their families. While Hyatt may officially disavow Manchester’s contributions to Proposition 8 as a personal choice, the fact remains that their multi-million dollar LGBT marketing efforts must be seen as little more than sheer hypocrisy when the revenue this marketing attracts is then funneled into efforts that bite the hand which feeds them. In such a situation, we always have the ability to choose not to feed them any longer.

    · Justice for Manchester Hyatt workers. Manchester’s Hyatt allegedly forces housekeepers to clean more rooms than housekeepers at other Hyatt hotels, including the other Hyatt hotel in San Diego. In 2006, housekeepers began lunch hour protests against working conditions in the hotel, saying that their daily room quota had been increased from 17 to 30 rooms per shift! We have no reason to believe that Manchester has made any workload reductions to address these protests. Across the hotel industry, increasing workloads have put a greater strain on housekeepers; work speedups have led to increasing injury rates. According to the Department of Labor, injury rates for hotel workers are 40% higher than the service sector average. Hotel housekeeper injuries are debilitating. Back injuries, housemaids’ knee (bursitis), and shoulder pain can lead to permanent disability. Numerous studies have shown that unreasonable workloads are a serious occupational health issue; here are a few facts that highlight the severity of that problem:

    In a recent survey of more than 600 hotel housekeepers in the U.S. and Canada, 91% said that they have suffered work-related pain. Of those who reported workplace pain:

    _ 77% said their workplace pain interfered with routine activities.

    _ Two out of every three workers visited their doctor to deal with workplace pain.

    _ 66% took pain medication just to get through their daily quota.

    (UNITE HERE survey results)

    Tony Cochran
    Unite Here
    Local 30
    3737 C amino Del Rio S
    San Diego, CA
    unitehereboycott@gmail.com
    (c) 818 980 3323
    (o) 619 516 3737 ext 325

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