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San Francisco airport workers ‘arrested and subpoenaed’ after ‘civil disobedience’

San Francisco airport workers 'arrested and subpoenaed' after 'civil disobedience'
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A food workers union San Francisco International Airport says 41 protesters have been arrested and subpoenaed for blocking traffic.

Unite Here Local 2 union said in a Friday press release that the group intends to practice “civil disobedience,” with the potential “block traffic‘ in protest for higher wages.

Union members and supporters of Unite Here Local 2 blocked traffic outside Terminal Three of the airport on Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the group.

Airport catering workers voted 99.7% to authorize a strike in August.

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Unite Here Local 2 union said in a Friday press release that the group intended to practice “civil disobedience” with the potential to “block traffic” in protest for higher wages. (California State Senator Josh Becker / Fox News)

“Nonviolent civil disobedience and picketing by hundreds of workers and supporters have drawn attention to workers’ struggle against poverty wages and unaffordable health care,” the union said in a press release.

According to the press release, many fast-food workers “haven’t seen a raise in three years” and are making $17.05 an hour, requiring people to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Lucinda To, a lounge attendant at the United Club and a waitress at Cat Cora’s Kitchen at the airport, said in the release that she thrives on four hours of sleep a day.

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Union members and supporters of Unite Here Local 2 blocked traffic outside Terminal 3 of the airport on Friday afternoon. (California State Senator Josh Becker / Fox News)

“I have to work two jobs to support my family and I’m exhausted from sleeping four hours a day,” To said. “I make $16.99 an hour, even though a meal at the airport costs at least $20. I hope this protest will show people that workers at SFO need a change and we are ready to strike for it.”

Among those who attended the protest were former California Congressman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and the state senator. Josch Becker.

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Unite Here Local 2 union said in a Friday press release that the group intended to practice “civil disobedience” with the potential for “road blocking” in protest at higher wages. (California State Senator Josh Becker / Fox News)

The union noted that a “strike could begin at any time.”

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