Disrupting Public Business

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santa cruz sentinelThe city council chamber in Santa Cruz, California was cleared and seven SEIU members were arrested for disrupting a city council meeting. The seven public employees were unhappy about contract negotiations with the city.

The Council Chamber was temporarily cleared Tuesday due to disruptive a union protest amidst a Santa Cruz City Council budget hearing…

[SEIU  boss Matt] Nathanson, along with six labor other protesters, were later arrested as they locked arms in front of the chamber’s speakers podium. When the group refused to cease chanting at Mayor Don Lane’s request, the room was cleared and the seven were cuffed with plastic zip ties. Each was charged with disrupting a public meeting…

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