Former SF Supe Peskin Arrested in Giants Protest at AT&T Park

Politician among 10 cuffed at Giants game on Tuesday

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Jun 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:29 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Lincecum Takes Step Back Against Padres

Aaron Peskin is seen in this 2009 file image.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A sit-in at the garlic fry stand at AT&T Park on Tuesday netted 10 arrests, including a San Francisco politician.

Aaron Peskin, the controversial former president of the city's Board of Supervisors, was one of the protesters arrested during a demonstration put on by labor union Unite Here Local 2, according to SF Weekly.

The labor union organizes the more than 750 concession workers at the San Francisco Giants' home ballpark -- and they have not had a raise since 2010, according to reports.

In a protest meant to raise awareness for their plight, 50 protesters staged a sit-in near Section 119 inside the ballpark. Ten were arrested -- the other 40 were politely asked to leave because police did not have the resources to arrest them, the newspaper reported.

Negotiations with concession operator Centerplate, Inc. are ongoing.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out