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Mock funeral at UC Berkeley to support campus workers

“Funeral of Workers’ Rights” Day of Action 2/12 Photo: Kaia Diringer
Funeral of Workers’ Rights Day of Action on Thursday March 7. Photo: Kaia Diringer

Yesterday, a group of UC Berkeley students and staffers held a mock funeral to show their support for workers on campus who are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), who are currently in contract negotiations with the university.

The rally was part of a Thursday March 7 day of action held across the UC system. Students and campus workers spoke about the demise of workers’ rights and delivered a coffin holding a petition to deliver to the Cal administration.

Berkeleyside photo intern Kaia Diringer was there to document the event.

“Funeral of Workers’ Rights” Day of Action 11/12 Photo: Kaia Diringer
A procession was followed by a rally at the“Funeral of Workers’ Rights Day of Action on Thursday March 7. Photo: Kaia Diringer
“Funeral of Workers’ Rights” Day of Action 6/12 Photo: Kaia Diringer
Protesters delivered a petition in a coffin to the UC Berkeley administration. Photo: Kaia Diringer

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