Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sam's Club

Spotted on the corner of Louisiana and McKinney in Houston. An SEIU demonstration. Which struck me as somewhat unusual, since Texas does not have a reputation, at least in my mind, as a particularly friendly place to the workers. Needless to say, few anglos. Turns out that they were janitors protesting the appalling conditions imposed by the local building managers.

And this must be the fourth time I've visited Houston, but the first time I explored the warren of tunnels running underneath downtown. Explains why there are so few people walking around on the streets. I will say in defence of my shortsightedness that I an rarely here in summer, and that normally I travel everywhere by cab.


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