Dennis Maxey, center, a Transbay Terminal worker from Oakland, joins Members of SEIU Local 1000 at a 2009 Sacramento rally.
Dennis Maxey, center, a Transbay Terminal worker from Oakland, joins Members of SEIU Local 1000 at a 2009 Sacramento rally. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
Dennis Maxey, center, a Transbay Terminal worker from Oakland, joins Members of SEIU Local 1000 at a 2009 Sacramento rally. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file

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