Schwarzenneger and Wal-Mart met with opposition in their various
spheres February 15th, when teachers, nurses, and other union members
joined consumer advocates and students to protest the policies of
the governor and/or the proposed presence of the big box store in
Sacramento's downtown plaza. .
As part of a pincer movement designed to quell the Super-governor
and Super-store, union members from the Sacramento Central Labor
Council marched from the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza to the Sacramento
City Council Chambers, where an ordinance to limit the presence
of stores like Wal-Mart was under discussion (and ultimately passed).
Those unable to get into the packed City Council meeting, continued
their march to the Crest Theater to join the Schwarzenegger protest
On the other side of the Mall, nurses, teachers, consumer advocates
and others met at the Crest Cafe on K Street, next to the Crest
Theater, to protest the policies of Governor Schwarzenegger. The
Governor was attending the opening of the film "Be Cool"
at the Crest, where he received what is becoming a constant barage
of protest from people getting shorted by his budget cuts on the
poor, elderly, and disabled, as well as State employees, nurses,
students and teachers.