UC Workers and Students Block California Highway 1 in Santa Cruz to Protest Poverty Wages

On June 6th, George Blumenthal was inaugurated as the 10th Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz during a ceremony on the East Field overlooking the Monterey Bay. Students and workers, organized through the Student and Worker Coalition for Justice (SWCJ) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), rallied at UCSC, marched to the Chancellor’s Inauguration and blocked California Highway One at Mission and Bay during a 10-hour day of action to deliver a loud and clear message — end poverty wages at the University of California.

For more background information, please read:

AFSCME Strike Postponed — What’s Next?
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/05/31/18503339.php

Here are some links to photo coverage from previous AFSCME actions from the 2007 – 2008 school year at UCSC:

Crossposted at Indybay.org: Part I & Part II

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.