Friday, September 7, 2007

Stadium Workers Win!

The janitorial staff from Camden Yards who started a hunger strike last Monday demanding the city mandated living wage of $11.30 after three years of trying to get an increase won!.

The true priorities (if they were ever in doubt) of the owners, expressed by one of the 2 board members who voted against the increase, expressed his only concern about the potential rise Ravens ticket prices. Disgusting. Maybe it will kill you and bankrupt your crummy team if you have to sacrifice the profits made off of 5 $7 beers to guarantee that your workers can afford to live and eat. I doubt it.

On a brighter note, this most recent in a series of strike victories begs the unavoidable question: Is this the awakening of the labor movement?