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Actor Danny Glover and 11 other protesters were arrested outside the American headquarters of French company Sodexo, a food service company, in Maryland on Friday.

He was taken away in handcuffs after crossing a police line and cited for trespassing. They were all released shortly after.

About 300 demonstrators showed up accusing the company of union-bashing and poor working conditions.

"We're here today to say no more to deplorable pay and working conditions," Glover told the crowd. "This is a global corporation with global responsibility and we are going to hold them accountable to that responsibility."

The final straw came when 16 Sodexo workers were laid off after attempting to unionize. Workers and trade unions have accused the company of paying unlivable wages and offering slim to no benefits.

"Sodexo makes its money by turning good, high-paying, benefited, full-time jobs into low-wage, unbenefitted, part-time jobs," said Andy Stern, head of the Service Employees International Union.

So refreshing to see people riled up for a good cause! Guess Danny is the new Sean Penn!

"We can tell you categorically that Sodexo recognizes and respects our workers' rights to join or not join a union as they choose," said Sodexo vice president, Thomas Mackall.

Riiiiiiiiight.

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34 comments to “Danny Glover Arrested During Protest”

  1. Mikta says – reply to this


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    this happend atleast a week ago ….



  2. 2

    Yes, a week ago - but still worth posting her, Mikta.
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    I like the fact Perez bring events that some of the readers here may not be aware of.
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    Go Danny !!!!!! Fuck you, Sodexo's Thomas Mckall.



  3. 3

    I am surprised how slow Perez is lately. I see most of the info he has put up lately somewhere else first. I saw this story on msn entertainment which isn't the most up to date source. The sight has been a little lackluster lately. Perhaps Perez should concentrate on thing at a time.I think there are too many side projects probably happening and the website has suffered for it.

  4. Mikta says – reply to this


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    Re: Lulu-2 – i agree.. but what i mean is that he could have posted it when it happend and not a week after…



  5. 5

    Re: Mikta – You are so right !!! Hey Perez - how about a little more timely in the future????



  6. 6

    Well at least that HAD jobs

    Glover should know first hand how the unions have taken thousands of jobs and millions and millions of $$ out of the movie buss, and sent the making of films elsewhere



  7. 7

    waiting for DANNY GLOVER's DICK BLOOD to comment!! LOL



  8. 8

    Hopefully we still have our own Danny Glover here. Where are you Danny??



  9. 9

    This isn't a good cause. This is the thugs at SEIU trying to extort money, and some of Andy Stern's employees at SEIU hated gays. Perez, I don't think you are writing this stuff.



  10. 10

    OMG dude….DAYS AGO



  11. 11

    My God Perez this is sooo old!



  12. 12

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    EVERY WORKER SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORM OR JOIN A UNION
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    Re: PisPotPete
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    Unions don't send jobs overseas greedy companies and shitty politicians (Dems under Clinton and Always Republicans) do….
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    Access to India and China for apple, hp, Walmart, GE and home depot or defend the peoples jobs ? They always pick the companies over the people!



  13. 13

    Re: PisPotPete – Hi - you do understand that unions are exactly fighting for jobs not to go overseas, correct?

  14. jboss says – reply to this


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    Ummm, Danny Glover has been protesting and getting arrested for YEARS. He is NOT the "new Sean Penn."



  15. 15

    Danny Glover's involved? Then I believe Sodexo. Danny Glover is a nasty, racist hater who stirs up trouble. I Don't believe a word that man says.



  16. 16

    PisPotPete says –

    Well at least that HAD jobs

    Glover should know first hand how the unions have taken thousands of jobs and millions and millions of $$ out of the movie buss, and sent the making of films elsewhere

    ^^ He's right! Unions are destroying this country! They make absurd demands and make it so hard for the company to stay in business, they off-shore! Face it… a Union worker on an assembly line who screws in the same thing every day… should NOT be earning $40 or $50.00 an hour!



  17. 17

    Divestment, rather than protest is a more effective, non violent means of opposition to multinational corporation. Plus- you cant get arrested.



  18. 18

    What a load!! Workers at college stadiums and janitors and food service people are part-time; because stadiums and colleges are not open all the time. If they aren't happy then quit and get full time jobs. Just another union ploy i.e. SEIU.
    Danny schould talk to his good bud Hugo about how he handles it!! douch



  19. 19

    Perez is right- this is current, happened last Friday afternoon, April 18th. Now it did followed 2 days of actions and arrests in 12 states.
    And I'm surprised Perez that some of your readers want to advertise how ignorant they are. Better to remain silent and thought wise, you know.

    Also, SEIU is one of the most pro-gay rights organizations there are, so I don't know where that came from.



  20. 20

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    TOO FUNNY THE USUAL RIGHT WINGERS ALL ANTI UNION…
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    YOU DO REALIZE THAT SODEXO IS A FRENCH COMPANY THAT PAYS THEIR WORKERS IN THEIR COUNTRY REAL WAGES AND BY LAW HAS TO ALLOW UNIONS!
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    WHY ARE YOU SIDING WITH A FRENCH COMPANY RIPPING OFF AMERICANS TO MAKE A GREATER PROFIT IN YOUR COUNTRY ? WHEN THEY CANT AND DON'T DO THE SAME THING IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY!
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  21. 21

    This racist pig needs to go to jail along with the hate filled VIOLENT SEIU union thugs. SEIU is filled with anti-gay filth. This is one of the most corrupt unions in the country (right after UAW)



  22. 22

    Re: Skipster
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    YOU ARE RIGHT!
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    Re: Hate Low Class People
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    YOU ARE WRONG AND ITS YOU THAT HAS AN INSANE ANTI-GAY & ANTI WORKERS AGENDA NOT THE SEIU OR THE UAW.
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  23. 23

    Re: Aussieone – Typical leftist crappola. You can't prove me wrong so you spout your hate filled crappola towards anyone that disagrees with your violent hate filled SEIU union thugs. Booooooooooring!



  24. 24

    fucking hell Perez! while you're out smoking meth and sniffing underage boy's bicycle seats over the weekend EVERYONE has already heard this story. C'mon you're dropping the fucking ball! Maybe you shouldn't even bother putting a 3 day old story up on your blog. UGH!



  25. 25

    It's pretty easy to get arrested if you want to



  26. 26

    Re: Hate Low Class People
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    What do I need to prove wrong ?
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    ANYONE CAN GOOGLE PEREZ HILTON AND YOUR BLOG NAME AND SEE YOUR ANTI GAY RANTS OR THEY COULD GOOGLE SEIU AND GAY RIGHTS AND SEE THEY SUPPORT EQAUL RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS GAY AND STRAIGHT!
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    WHAT I POSTED TO/ABOUT YOU ISN'T HATEFUL ITS FACTUAL!
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    YOUR WHOLE POST HOWEVER IS STRAIGHT UP BULLSHIT!
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  27. 27

    Wait, Danny Glover got arrested?

    I guess he's too old for this shit.

    BUH DUM TISS

  28. Stepy says – reply to this


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    Wow….youre WAY behind.



  29. 29

    Re: vincenotvance
    i LAUGHED :)



  30. 30

    sodexo is the food vendor for the company i work for. i had no idea all this was going on. that's sad that the work conditions are like this. hmmm…



  31. 31

    Sodexo is here in Atlanta too and I've talked to the workers. They're a horrible company, exactly as described by Glover and the protesters. Just another example of the rich getting richer at the expense of others. Who cares when this happened? It's worth reporting at any time as long as companies like Sodexo and Monsanto and Wal Mart dick over their employees. Nobody cares for anything but money anymore it's a shame

  32. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Next thing you know any companies that are left her will be relocating to the Phillipines or somewhere for 1/3 the wage anyway. Incentives to stay or import penalties to bring the products back from overseas would be good right about 10 years ago.



  33. 33

    Re: @v@
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    HI @V@ it really should have done that ten years ago :)



  34. 34

    Oh Puuleeeeze! Danny Glover is a washed-up has been who needs to be in the spotlight somehow.