DC Mayor Fenty gets home demo from dept of parks and rec workers

Mayor Fenty is closing child care facilities run by the Dept of parks and Recreation in defiance of emergency legislation demanding they be kept open/ Furious with this, parks and rec workers, supported by Empower DC and others, marched on Mayor Fenty’s home (4712 17th st NW)  on July 11 at noon.

Radio coverage from WSQT Direct Action Radio 88.1 FM

At_Fentys_Long

Most of the parks and recreation workers HAD TO MASK UP for fear of workplace retaliation. One person was wearing a beekeeper’s mask-and cited prior incidents of illegal workplace retaliation by Fenty’s henchmen. I haven’t seen this much fear of retaliation since GMU students were disciplined for protesting the circus! Anyway, the response was the same-mask up for security.

beekeeper's Mask to protect from workplace retaliation

beekeeper's Mask to protect from workplace retaliation

Can you believe this? A Parks and Rec worker had to resort to wearing a beekeeper’s mask to avoid stirring up an hornet’s nest of illegal retaliation at work from the Mayor’s flunkies!

Fenty wasn’t home, but a neighbor was taking care of his dog. This prompted protesters to point out that Fenty’s dog was getting better care than children too young for school will get if the 15+ day care centers are closed as Fenty is planning.

Perhaps the next march against the child care closures will have to be at midnight instead of noon to make sure Fenty’s home?

It’s good of Fenty to have someone look after his dog, but DC’s working families often need child care as well-and many protest participants said the child care centers are needed more than the new dog parks that are opening!

Advertisements

About dcdirectactionnews

This site is for news, announcements, and intelligence for the DC progressive community
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to DC Mayor Fenty gets home demo from dept of parks and rec workers

  1. Pingback: Empower DC protests Mayor Fenty and his policies | Take Back the Land- Media

Leave a Reply --WARNING: do not "Comment using Facebook" or using Twitter-you expose your information to 3ed party tracking

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.