Monday, April 6, 2009

High school seniors won't cross picket line

Prom committee does the right thing

After school at Chicago’s Northside College Preparatory High, senior Sam Hamer leads his Jewish student club in a song for Passover.

HAMER: OK, ready? Dayenu. Dayenu. Dayenu....

Hamer says his faith came to mind when he saw a notice for his senior prom in June. The dance’s location was the Congress Plaza Hotel. Workers there have been striking almost six years for wages on par with what other downtown hotels pay. Hamer says he found out about the strike from a Jewish social-justice group that’s helped picket the hotel. He points to Torah and Talmud teachings against defrauding workers. (Chicago Public Radio)

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