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  •  It is apparently (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    both a hunger strike, and a work stoppage, though I'm not sure how many are participating in one or the other, or both simultaneously.

    Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth. - Lucy Parsons

    by cruz on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:23:13 AM PDT

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    •  Considering that California Prison Industries, (2+ / 0-)
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      which is "staffed" by prisoners, is one of the largest suppliers of office furniture, uniforms and other items in the state, the work stoppage is actually meaningful in an economic sense and may be the element that brings some action.

      Last year they turned a profit of over $40 million.

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