Politics & Government

State workers plan protest at Schwarzenegger film opening

SACRAMENTO — California state workers are expected to head to the theaters Friday night to protest the opening of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest film, "The Expendables."

Members of SEIU Local 1000 are urging others online to join the protest in light of the governor's furlough order.

Directed by Sylvester Stallone, the film features a brief cameo by Schwarzenegger. On the union's website, more than 300 people had already signed up by noon today for the protest at Sacramento's Cinemark Stadium 14 theater on Ethan Way to "Tell Arnold that we're not expendable."

Two other protests are scheduled on the same night at Broadway Circle in San Diego and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Last week about a hundred Local 1000 members picketed at the movie's premiere outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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