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Two Sacramento City Council Members Detained After Demonstration, 6 Others Were Also Arrested!

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Two Sacramento City Council Members Detained After Demonstration, 6 Others Were Also Arrested! Photo From: KCRA

During a demonstration on behalf of state workers demanding a new contract and higher pay on Wednesday in the Capitol swing area, two Sacramento City Council members Katie Valenzuela and Caity Maple were two of the eight persons detained.

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Two Sacramento City Council Members Detained After Demonstration, 6 Others Were Also Arrested!
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Two Sacramento City Council Members Detained

Nearly 100,000 state employees in California are represented by SEIU Local 1000, which staged a hot demonstration outside the O Street building where lawmakers and the governor work. Prior to the arrests, they ultimately marched inside and barricaded stairwells and doors.

Both Sacramento Central Labor Council executive director Fabrizio Sasso and California Labor Federation leader Lorena Gonzalez were detained as reported in KPBS.

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Two Sacramento City Council Members Detained Along With 6 Others

Since June 30, SEIU 1000 union members have been operating without a contract. Along with continuing health care stipends and other perks, they are asking for a rise of 18.75% over the course of three years according to a report from Capradio.

Jonah Paul, a marketing analyst with the state’s unemployment division and the president of the union’s DLC 785 chapter, said the offer “can’t even to our members that ‘this is something you deserve,'” he said.

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