SEIU Local 250 VP and Central Labor Council President John Borsos:
"It's been ten years since the death of Cesar Chavez.. The
need for a strong Labor movement endures!" He cited last year's
major effort to enact the Farm Labor Bill which mandates mediation
when grower recalcitrance stalls bargaining on farm labor contracts.
Speaking from a Healthcare Union perspective, Borsos reminded the
crowd that 41 million people in the U.S. still have no healthcare.
Senator John Burton has introduced a bill in the California Senate
that would increase access to healthcare.
Speaking as the head of the Living Wage Coalition, Borsos stressed
the need to pass the Living Wage ordinance for low-wage workers
"as part of the legacy of Cesar Chavez."
And speaking from all these perspectives, Borsos called upon Pres.
Bush to "stop talking about the war in Iraq and starting talking
about jobs, about education and about healthcare!"