Restaurant workers protest


Labor union local 2850, UNITEHERE, and other activist groups gathered at the Powell Street cable car turnaround on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to protest Scott Rodrick, principal of M.Y. China in Sonoma County, accusing him of denying fair treatment to employees of M.Y. China. Lorenzo Ceniceros, an employee under Rodrick, stated that he has been verbally put down by the company and feels that management has double standards in regards to how it’s lower-level employees are treated stating the general manager came into work drunk and was only suspended for two days. “If it were to be any of us we would have been fired already” said Ceniceros. Unite Here Organizer Max Alper was astonished by the turnout calling it unprecedented. “We hope that at the end of the day these employees will be given fair process  to organize a union.” said Alper. The group began their march on Market Street at Powell chanting “People, unite!” and “Fight Together. have no fear!” in English, Cantonese, Tagalog and Spanish.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)


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Unite Here, along with other restaurant workers and activist groups, walk down Powell Street to protest Scott Rodrick, principal of M.Y. China who is accused by employees of not being treated well on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)