Skip to comments.Huge NYC Union March Set to Spotlight Occupy Wall Street Protest
Posted on 10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT by mdittmar
New York area union members will join an expected several thousand labor activists and supporters tomorrow in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
The grassroots-grown protest is now in its third week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in the heart of the financial district to demand Wall Street is held accountable for the schemes and reckless games that led to the nations economic collapse.
The mostly young Occupy Wall Street protesters are speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have profited on the backs of hard working people, says Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) President Larry Hanley.
Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), says Occupy Wall Street has brought into sharp focus a reality that cannot be denied.
Corporate greed is responsible for harming the lives of millions of working people and unemployed people. A small group of firms, banks, and corporations now hold trillions worth of our collective wealth and assets. That money should be invested in job creation on a massive scale and used to rebuild countless lives damaged by the recklessness that caused the recession.
Over the weekend, the 800 young activists at the AFL-CIOs Next Up Young Workers Summit in Minneapolis threw their strong support to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Wall Street symbolizes this simple truth: a small group of people have the lives and livelihoods of working Americans in their hands . We stand together in calling for a country that doesnt just work for the top 1 percent. We stand together to call for a sustainable future that doesnt begin with massive tax breaks for the wealthy and end with austerity measures and a jobs crisis.
Jim Gannon, a spokesman for the Transport Workers (TWU), told the Daily Beast:
We view the protests as young people who are articulating the same kind of things that weve been trying to articulate theyve really thrown a spotlight on issues that are bothering people, especially bothering workers like our members.
Click here for more information on the action which begins at 4:30 p.m. EDT and here for a map and directions. If you are not in New York, can also click here to join the Virtual March on Wall Street from Rebuild the Dream and MoveON. Follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag #occupyWallStreet.
just what van jones and the obama administration want.
Birds of a feather, parasites all.
This must be what Bloomberg was referring to...insiders information. Obama must love this “anti-the rich” chaos.
So, the "silent majority" supports Commie activists and union thugs?
So this is Obama’s October surprise a year early?
Crazy Glenn Beck said several months ago this was coming .
Yay, tomorrow is my day off! Of course I will be glued to FR....well, I usually am, but I’ll have an entire day!
Did all my errands and crapola already, so the only thing I have to do is shower, and brush my teeth.
The leader of the AFL-CIO makes HOW much??
Richard Trumka President $264827.00 $18513.00
Arlene Holt-Baker Executive Vice President $238975.00 $15163.00
If you shower and brush your teeth you are no longer part of the 99%.
the union thugs will provide the muscle for the election day violence just as they have in the past election cycles where it was treated as ‘lone incidents’ and reported only as local news in each community.
even the terrorist attacks by liberals on the 2008 gop convention did not make national headlines. even the trials and convictions were kept out of the press. firebombing and kidnapping plots and this turd world dictator has the audacity to sit there with scumbag biden pretending that the tea party harbors domestic terrorists.
>> the only thing I have to do is shower, and brush my teeth
Why would you waste time on personal hygiene that you could be spending here? :-)
It's not what they do but rather the reaction of the marxist administration that we need to worry about.
Wait until it turns violent.....
obambi has run five dollar donor sweepstakes to get people to make some small contributions to possibly win a dinner with barry. helps offset the heavy donations by the biggest contributions when you look at the averages.
barry make speak out against billionaires but he advocates millionaire marxism. he isn’t for those who are among the taxpaying middle class.
At least the commies are bugging their own kind.
Idiots. Greedy socialist worker unions wanting to shut down capitalism. Who’s gonna hire the stupid union goons when there there are no companies left to do the hiring? We don’t need no stinkin corporations. We can all work for the gubmint.
>> AFL-CIOs Next Up Young Workers Summit
“Up Young Workers” summit??!?
Man, that Trumka’s some kind of perv, isn’t he.
Hey kids, I’d stay away from that dude and his “summit”, if you know what I mean.
biden denied on tape knowing who van jones is and then had the cottonballs to claim that this protest movement is just another strain of the same civil unrest that fuels the tea party.
socialist-anarchists will have their riot even if they have to put up some cannon fodder patsies in front of the batons to use as human shields.
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