Number Of Big Labor Unions Supporting “Occupy Wall Street” Growing.

Now I’m not  a big conspiracy theory guy, Glenn Beck supporter, or fan of Alex Jones; however, the number of Labor organizations publicly supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests is increasing by the day.  Wednesday, October 5th is a big demonstration day in NYC when all the labor folks are supposed to be turning out.

In New York, the protesters are digging in, and looking forward to the reinforcements from the unions. Come Wednesday, October 5, perhaps tens of thousands of workers will join the protesters in their march through Wall Street. Expect the union presence to be immense — perhaps so large that the corporate media will no longer be able to ignore and dismiss the legitimate claims of America’s new revolutionaries.

AFL-CIO:  Richard Trumka.

Responding to a question after his speech at the Brookings institution this morning, Trumka said:

“I think being in the streets and calling attention to issues is sometime the only recourse you have because…you can go to the Hill, and you can talk to a lot of people and see nothing ever happen.

Wall Street is out of control. Calling attention to it and peacefully protesting is very legitimate way of doing it. I’ve done it thousands of times myself and I’ll do it again.”

ALPA: Air Line Pilots Association.

Over 700 hundred Continental and United pilots, joined by additional pilots from other Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) carriers, demonstrate in front of Wall Street on September 27, 2011 in New York City.

TWU: Transport Workers Union.

Transport Workers Union president John Samuelson says his union and the Occupy Wall Street protesters are “singing the same song and fighting the same battle” against economic inequity.

SEIU: Service Employee International Union.

The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) that represents security officers, doormen, porters, maintenance, aides, window cleaners and food service workers will also be showing their support by joining protesters.

Teamsters Union.

The Teamsters union is now supporting Occupy Wall Street.

NNU: National Nurses United Union.

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest registered nurses union and professional association, representing 170,000 direct care RNs, stands in support of, and in solidarity with, the ongoing street protests and rallies.

LIUNA: Laborers International Union of North America.

The workers who build America – the half-million men and women of LIUNA – are united behind the fight against corporate tyranny and for economic prosperity for all and stands with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City and across the United States.

USW:  United Steel Workers.

“The United Steelworkers (USW) union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York city are speaking out for the many in our world. We are fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long.

Next Up Summit.

The 800 young workers, activists and students at the AFL-CIO Next Up Young Worker Summit in Minneapolis announced their strong support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.


Posted on October 3, 2011, in Economy & HR, Employee Engagement, HR Management & Leadership., Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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