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Lorena Gonzalez Leads 5th Annual Cesar Chavez March, is Re-Elected as Head of SD Labor Council

San Diego’s 10News reports that Lorena Gonzalez, a woman who was targeted last year by anti-worker activists, has been re-elected as the head of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council:

Gonzalez will serve a four-year term as secretary-treasurer and CEO for the umbrella organization that represents the various unions in the region. The position makes her the primary spokesperson for union causes in the region, so she is frequently seen in television interviews and speaking on issues before the San Diego City Council.

On Saturday, Gonzalez and over 1,000 others participated in the 5th Annual Cesar Chavez march:

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council organized a march from Cesar Chavez Park in Barrio Logan to downtown San Diego. An estimated 1,000 people participated, most affiliated with local labor unions.

The group walked down Harbor Drive at about 11 a.m., closing northbound lanes. Signs carried by the marchers bore messages such as “Reclaim the American Dream” and “People Before Profits.” They shouted chants including, “Who has the power? We have the power.”

They swarmed in and out of the Marriott Marquis hotel on Harbor Drive, without incident. They also planned to go to eateries in the Gaslamp to hand out cards protesting the common practice of not providing paid sick days for restaurant workers.


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