Thousands organized workers from different industries fight for better treatment

Thousands people from different industries with their supporters marched together in Downtown Los Angeles Saturday morning to fight for better jobs and higher wages.
According to the Los Angeles Times, police estimate 5,000 to 8,000 teachers, nurses, Teamsters, electricians, actors attended the protest and it ended in a packed rally at Pershing Square. The protest was response to the Wisconsin Legislature's approval of a bill this month that curtails the collective bargaining rights of many unions.
Mahlon Mitchell, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, shouted in the protest that the similar policies will be introduced by politicians in California soon and it struggle for an estimated $26-billion deficit. This is an injury for all of them, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Maria Elena Durazo, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, hoped the march and rally reinforced their message that "we have a broad, strong, powerful coalition that supports collective bargaining. She called it was the only way get the worker's voice be heard, according to the Huffington Post.
The Los Angeles Times reported one protester ,Ruben Najara, 49, saying the Wisconsin law will cause that the union collective bargaining power will be steadily eroded throughout the country.
According to the Huffington Post, the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO coordinated the event and plans to organize more throughout the country.

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