Supported Occupy Movement
Tom Morello put his name to a statement in solidarity with the Occupy Movement, reading "We, the undersigned musicians and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.":
In 2012, in Los Angeles there are many protesting the possibility of a Walmart branch being erected in the Chinatown area of the city.
L.A. Union Aficio reported that Tom Morello, fellow musician Ben Harper, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, U.S. congresswoman Judy Chu, and L.A. Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo marched with union workers during the protest which started at the Los Angeles State Historic Park and led all the way to the intersection of Broadway and Cesar Chavez Blvd.
United Food and Commercial Workers international union president Joe Hansen told the crowd, “Our demands are clear. Walmart must provide a living wage, quality health care, demonstrate respect for local communities, and uphold workers’ rights here and around the world.”
- ↑ Occupy Musicians website (accessed on Dec. 9, 2011)
- ↑ Thousands Rally to Stop “Walmartization” of Los Angeles Jobs, LA AFL-CIO blog, June 30, 2012