The unionists brought a huge inflatable rat, symbolizing Helix Electric, and staged a visible and occasionally loud picket line, that frequently drew the supportive honking of horns from passing truckers and car drivers along with waves of support from bicyclists. I estimate a good 50 folks were part of the picket and spoke at the meeting.
Why were there no unionists lining up to get into the building? Were they already inside,waiting for public comment to begin?
Before public comment began, Myatt welcomed everyone, explained the board's rules and thanked the union members for their plan to rotate out after speaker and he promised all speakers would be heard.
By the way, in my comments, I asked the elites on the Center's board to keep in mind the tight budgetary times at City Hall and that taxpayer dollars going to the high arts, which I love, should not be at the expense of cutting healthcare or other vital social services, which I also love and depend upon. Of course, I also expressed solidarity with union men and women.
Compare this scenario with the chaos and mayhem at the SF Pride board meeting on Tuesday night.