9/14/07

Disabled continue picketing against AFSCME

For the third day in a row, disabled activists blockaded a downtown office building. On Wednesday, protesters in wheelchairs blocked elevators and doors at 29 N. Wacker, where Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is located.

Chicago Police issued 110 citations for failure to disperse, based on complaints from building managers, said Police Department spokeswoman Monique Bond.

ADAPT, which organized the protest, wants AFSCME to support a federal bill that would enable more disabled people to live in their own homes rather than in institutions. ADAPT had organized similar protests at the Thompson Center on Tuesday and American Medical Association building on Monday.

(suntimes.com)

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