19 Arrested at de Young Museum: Labor Fights Continue

Usually, says Cristal Java, an organizer for Service Employees International Union Local, negotiations over museum workers' contracts, like the employees themselves, tend to be quiet and polite.

That's why some eyebrows went up when those workers and their supporters marched in front of the de Young Museum Friday morning before Labor Day, chanting old favorites such as “No justice, no peace!” and the less often heard, “No contract, no Picassos!” The following Friday evening they were back with a couple hundred supporters. Some blocked the entrances, and 19 were arrested for misdemeanor trespassing and released.

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