|LiUNA and ONE DC Organizing for Worker Justice|
|Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:00|
Keon Shim from LiUNA participated in the ONE DC worker rights and jobs campaign in February. He encouraged ONE DC members to participate in the CityCenter rally and protest against Clark Construction and the company's poor record on hiring local residents. Reverend N'ya Finley spoke on behalf of ONE DC and its commitment to living wage jobs and workplace democracy in DC.
Peter Tucker also reported the following on the on the campaign meeting, on theFightBack.org:
"We live in this city. Many of us are born in this city. It's only fair that we have an opportunity to work and feed our families," Pastor Patrick Walker, President of the Missionary Baptist Ministers' Conference of Washington, D.C., told a gathering at Greater New Hope Baptist Church on Thursday.
Pastor Walker's remarks came just minutes before he and other clergy members led a one-block march to the site of the $950 million CityCenter project in downtown D.C. at 10th and H Streets, NW. Protesters, most of them native Washingtonians, shut down the entrances to the 10-acre construction site, chanting, "Clark Construction's got to go!"