ASFCME Strike 2005 

Following up our last post, here are some pictures of the strike outside of campus at around 5 PM.

Both Mayor Tom Bates and chancellor Robert Birgeneau, who are both at odds over development and tax issues (see this Calstuff post), showed their support of the union. I managed to get video (MPEG, 1.22 Mbs) of Bates speaking to the protestors.

Bates at the Protest

I also interviewed Kandy Piper, a service worker at Albany Village. Here's her account (WMV, 256kbs) of what happened early today.

Finally, here are more pictures.