Bakersfield - Cell phone users in the
Bakersfield area were awakened early this morning to an urgent text
Nextel customers woke up to a message urging them to support
striking grocery workers in Southern California.
Apparently someone hacked the wireless communications' system and
sent similar messages to Nextel's customers, including some highway
The sender of the message is unknown.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union denies
A spokeswoman for Nextel says she does not know how it happened,
and says Nextel is not taking a position on the strike.