Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm Place: Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle
They call it the "Port of Prosperity," we call it the "Port of Poverty & Pollution."
This Thursday at noon, hundreds of workers, religious leaders, environmental activists and allied community members are taking over the sidewalks and streets outside of the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle to protest the “Port of Poverty and Pollution.”
While the Port CEO got a big raise at taxpayer expense, port workers are barely getting by on minimum wage, with little access to full time jobs or benefits. Port neighbors are suffering the effects of noise pollution and air pollution, and rates of asthma around the port are skyrocketing.
Join us as we tell the Port that enough is enough!