- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 100 sanitation workers have been reprimanded for circling trucks at a noisy Los Angeles protest.

The head of the city’s Bureau of Sanitation told the Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1scB9df) in Saturday’s paper that 102 workers received warnings they could face stiffer consequences if it happens again.

Dozens of dump trucks honked their horns as they drove around downtown July 1 to protest “predatory” bank fees paid by the city. The protest was sponsored by Fix L.A., an advocacy group with labor connections.

A group spokesman said drivers wanted city leaders to “hold Wall Street accountable to taxpayers and fund neighborhood needs.”

Councilman Bernard Parks, who demanded an investigation of city vehicle use during the protest, said the workers should have received stiffer penalties for abandoning their jobs.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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