For 11 years Patricia worked for Lorig Associates, a property developer in Seattle. She was one of two african-american employees at the company. For decades, she was denied promotions and forced to stay in menial positions. When finally given a temporary assistant position, she was given no training and then forced to train a less qualified, less experienced white worker. She was fired for refusing to voluntarily quit the higher paid position so a white employee could take her place.
The Seattle Solidarity Network, which has lead and won dozens of fights against bosses who steal wages from immigrant workers, scumbag landlords who evict tenants for asserting their rights, and racist employers is having an action this Monday at City Hall (900 Plum St.). Lorig Associates is trying to get a contract with the City of Olympia (our tax money) to build a parking structure. Let the city and Lorig know that we don't tolerate such blatantly racist employers in our community. The rally starts at 6:20PM (during the City Council meeting).
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