Ten union supporters arrested at AT&T Park 

click to enlarge Concession workers picket their employer, the Centerplate firm, at AT&T Park last month. Ten workers were arrested while protesting at the park Tuesday. - JEFF CHIU/AP FILE PHOTO
  • Jeff Chiu/AP file photo
  • Concession workers picket their employer, the Centerplate firm, at AT&T Park last month. Ten workers were arrested while protesting at the park Tuesday.

Ten supporters of the concession workers union were arrested in front of a garlic fries stand at AT&T Park Tuesday night during a union protest.

The ball park's concession workers are demanding wage increases, better health care benefits and job security after going more than three years without a contract.

At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, up to 400 protesters peacefully marched at Willie Mays Plaza just outside the park, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Up to 50 of them entered AT&T having purchased tickets, but then staged a sit-down in front of the Gilroy Garlic Fries stand near section 119, Shyy said.

The protesters held up a sign that read, "Support concession workers. Don't buy food!"

Police told the protesters they were violating the code of conduct that applies to all ticket holders.

"When patrons violate the fan code of conduct, they can be asked to leave or be subject to arrest," Shyy said.

The 10 protesters who refused to leave were reportedly cited for trespassing and released, while the others were escorted out of AT&T Park without incident.

The Giants played the San Diego Padres Tuesday night, winning 5-4.

Correction: This story was updated June 19 to reflect that AT&T Park concession workers were not arrested at the ballpark Tuesday night.

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