Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW Jefferson and SW 3rd
Wells Fargo Wins MVP. Wells Fargo hasn’t paid federal income taxes in 3 years!
Tax Day, April 17, 2pm
Where: Bank of America branch at 175 Federal Street
City Life’s Bank Tenant Association (BTA) plans to protest from 2 pm to 3 pm at the South Station branch at 175 Federal St., linking demands for fair taxes to the group’s historic demands for principal reduction and stopping bank evictions. City Life has staged numerous protests at Bank of America around these demands, most recently with an underwater homeowner rally January 30 featuring life preservers, snorkels, and sea creatures.
The City Life protest at 2 pm will feature homeowners with Bank of America loans. They will deliver letters to the Branch Manager requesting principal reduction. Each homeowner will have their picture taken alongside a puppet representing Brian Moynihan under a banner reading “Bank VS. America”. The group will then take copies of these letters to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, which is monitoring how banks follow through on the terms of the national settlement.
The City Life BTA and other similar formations have formed a network called New England Workers and Residents Organizing Against Displacement (NEW ROAD). Members of this 9-city network will be traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the national Bank of America shareholders meeting May 9 to continue to press their demands as part of a delegation from the Right to the City Alliance that is participating in the nationwide 99 Power Coalition.
Other Actions: A large evening march at 5:30 will be preceded by protests at individual corporate targets such as Bank of America.
Antonio Ennis, City Life/Vida Urbana, 617-524-3541 or cell 617-922-6476
Brandon German, City Life, 617-584-1468
Maria Christina Blanco, City Life, 617-524-3541 x313 or cell 617-372-3022
Steve Meacham, City Life, 617-524-3541 x310 or cell 617-909-6182
Lisette Le, Right to the City Alliance, 1-617-970-0052 (for questions on larger tax day action in Boston at 5:30pm)
Oil workers, environmental activists, and communities impacted by Chevron from around the world will be converging at Chevron’s headquarters in San Ramon, California for the company’s annual general meeting. We want Chevron to stop putting communities, workers, and our environment at risk.
Details for the action are still being finalized but there will be a large public demonstration and a significant delegation will be attending the shareholders meeting. Check back later this month for more details!
WellPoint will be holding their annual shareholder meeting at this time. They have been outed for landering money through the Chamber of Commerce to advance their political agenda and have been identified as one of the leading financers of the leading anti-collective bargaining politicians (John Kasich, Mitch Daniels, and Scott Walker) despite approxiamately 1/3 of their enrollment coming from collective bargaining agreements. WellPoint’s war on workers must END.
Members of the United Steelworkers at Tesoro refineries Los Angeles, California; Martinez, California; Anacortes, Washington; and Mandan, North Dakota are fighting to bargain decent contracts with Tesoro. The oil refining giant is demanding huge takeaway’s to workers’ retirement security and wants workers to agree to let management change their retirement benefits at any time, without even bargaining with the union.
Tesoro workers from around the country will be converging in San Antonio to attend the company’s annual shareholder meeting. There will be a demonstration before and after the meeting.
Inside and outside actions during Reynolds American shareholders. The outside includes picketing of Reynolds headquarters during the shareholders (9-11 am). A march and a rally after the shareholders (11 am – 1pm). This is the 4th year of these actions organized by FLOC as a part of its campaign for justice for tobacco farm workers.
VeriGreedy (Verizon) the 1% Telecommunications Communications Company is headed to Huntsville, AL for their Annual Shareholders Meeting.