Support Workers’ Fast to Stop Firings

Members of MUA & UFCW join the fast

Members of MUA & UFCW join the fast

A fierce group of workers, with union, faith, and community leaders are launching a 3-day fast starting Tuesday, June 11th through Friday, June 14th to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of ICE’s I-9 audits.

Hundreds of workers have been fired from their jobs in recent weeks from Bay Area companies including: DoBake Bakery in Oakland, Mi Pueblo Food Center in Oakland, Waste Management in Oakland, and Albañese Construction in San Jose.

Show your Support and Stand in Solidarity with Fired Workers & their Families

Workers and their allies will set up camp at three different locations starting Tuesday, June 11th. They will be on a water-only basis and will benefit tremendously from community outpouring of support and love. Please come out any time between 12pm and 9pm Wednesday & Thursday in Oakland (Tues in San Jose). Details below.

Tuesday, June 11th, @ Cesar Chavez Park, S. Market St., San Jose 

12 Noon – opening press conference

6PM – live feed and visuals opportunity – community gathering

6AM (following morning) – live feed and visuals opportunity – fasters begin the day by talking about the human cost of the firings

Wednesday, June 12th,  @ Mi Pueblo Market, 1630 High St., Oakland 

12 Noon – press conference

6PM – live feed and visuals opportunity – community gathering – poetry slam, music, Aztec dancers

6AM (following morning) – live feed and visuals opportunity – fasters begin the day by talking about the firings taking place at Mi Pueblo markets

Thursday, June 13th, Oakland Federal Bldg. 1301 Clay St., Oakland

12 Noon – press conference with Bay Area elected officials

6PM – live feed and visuals opportunity – community gathering with music and vigil by religious and labor members

6AM (following morning) – live feed and visuals opportunity – fasters begin the fast’s day by talking about the immigration reform bill and local demands to stop the firings

Here’s what you can do to support:

  • Join the Fast:
  • Come to the press conference at 12pm on Wed & Thursday in Oakland
  • Come to the 6pm Community Solidarity Gathering at Mi Pueblo on Wed, and Federal Building on Thursday for music, poetry, and dance to feed our spirits and uplift the fasters.
  • Call your Congressional Representative and tell them to call DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and urge her to put a stop to the I-9 audits.

D.C. Numbers for Bay Area Congress-people:

George Miller: 202.225.2095

Eric Swalwell: 202.225.5065

Mike Honda: 202.225.2631

Barbara Lee:  202.225.2661