Protest of the day

Posted: 11 July 2013 in Uncategorized
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Low-wage workers at the Smithsonian Museums network went on strike today.

Good Jobs Nation, a group representing low-wage workers employed under federal concession agreements, organized protests throughout the morning in front of several Smithsonian museums.

The events started with a press conference and a street-theater sketch near the Air and Space Museum, where actors playing Ronald McDonald and Uncle Sam climbed into bed together. That performance was meant to represent the relationship between private-sector CEOs and the federal government. . .

Good Jobs Nation has said it represents  ”an invisible army of 2 million workers” who work jobs that range from greeting visitors and selling memorabilia at the Smithsonian museums to driving trucks that haul federal loads and making military uniforms.

Workers who participated in Thursday’s strike are employed by vendors licensed to do business at the Air and Space Museum and the American History Museum. They are not directly employed by the federal government.

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