Creative Action: Not Your Mother’s Union Strike

Yesterday a  flash mob infiltrated the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco and performed an adaptation of Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” to draw attention to a boycott called by the workers of the hotel who are fighting to win a fair contract and affordable healthcare.

With a chorus of “Don’t get caught in a bad hotel,” Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer activists put the song and dance together as a creative way to tell the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people from all over the country coming to San Francsico in June for the Pride Parade to stay out of the boycotted hotels. There some blue language so be forewarned, but it’s a great 5-minute video.

To learn more about how to honor the boycott and support the workers visit Sleeping With The Right People and Hotel Workers Rising. This event was organized by San Francisco Pride at Work, One Struggle One Fight, and The Brass Liberation Orchestra.

See kids, standing up for justice can be fun! All that band practice doesn’t have to go to waste.

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