Los Angeles seems to be the hub of lots of things, marches, protests, Latino politics and soy veggie wraps.
One day you could be cruising through Olvera Street, the other you can be planning to camp your way from Hollywod to the Docks.
Say what?! you say?
It’s true. April 15-17 you may find more people on foot that usual, and if you see tents bustling up alongside the 110 FWY, it’s not the relocation of homeless folks from the gentrified downtown Los Angeles! No! The tents might belong to the people prepared to “Fight for Good Jobs”.
The Los Angeles Federation of Labor will take on the courageous feat of walking the 28 miles from Hollywood to the San Pedro docks in a symbolic effort to save the jobs of the almost extinct middle class.
Whether you are part of a union, or simply a friend, you can participate. The purpose of the walk is to come together with the notion that all good jobs that require negotiation, organizing or being political, at a very bottom up level, have similar things in common.
So be it longshore workers, janitors or actors and writers, all these jobs offer acceptable living wages in an economic table that can topple at any moment.
Overseen by Maria Elena Durazo, who is just an amazing Latina, this is yet another reason why I need to be in a union and go camping!
For more info on how this might affect your commute or how you can get involved, just click here.