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Struggling Ballpark Workers To Protest Outside Tonight's SF Giants Game

Aug 25, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing escalating protests against the SF Giants. Unemployed Oracle ballpark workers say the SF Giants refuse to negotiate as they struggle to make ends meet. About 1,000 concession workers with UNITE HERE Local 2 are employed by the Bon Appetit Management Company, the Giants’ food service subcontractor.

UNITE HERE says the SF Giants are worth $3.1 billion and their billionaire owners will continue to profit as the baseball season continues without fans or consession workers. Hundreds of workers, including servers, cooks, and VIP suite attendants, are expected to protest.

Guests:

Ted Waechter, organizer with UNITE HERE Local 2

Connie Sarmiento, a single mom and laid off cashier at Oracle Park, where she worked for nine years

Web Resources:

UNITE HERE Local 2: Oracle Park Protest

SF Examiner, Nicholas Chan: More than 2,000 food service employees at Oracle Park and Chase Center to be laid off

NBC Bay Area: Oracle Park Vendors Protest, Ask for Giants' Support During Pandemic