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Thousands of University Of California employees Protest Wages

July 14, 2008

SACRAMENTO (AP) -- As many as 8,500 University of California employees are on the picket lines in a protest over wages.

The strike by housekeeping, cafeteria and security workers comes despite a judge's restraining order. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the strike is still legal because the union properly notified university officials.

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Texas protest aimed at border wall

EDINBURG, Texas, July 13, 2008 (UPI) -- Nearly 200 people gathered in Edinburg, Texas, to protest a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, activists say.

Activist Jay Johnson Castro said Saturday's protest by Rio Grande Valley residents was in opposition to the proposal aimed at halting the ongoing wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico, the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News said Sunday.

"Texas is the last stand against the border wall," Castro said.

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