too big to ignore

"The Occupy Wall Street protests, now entering their third week, are poised to get a whole lot bigger than its core of 200 to 300 people, potentially even exceeding the protesters original goals of 20,000 demonstrators, thanks to recent pledges of support from some of New York City’s largest labor unions and community groups."

~ Carl Franzon

Talking Points Memo

  • Air Line Pilots Association
  • New York Transit Workers Union (Local 100)
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU 32BJ; SEIU 1199)
  • Workers United
  • United NY
  • Strong Economy for All Coalition
  • Working Families Party
  • Community Voices Heard
  • Alliance for Quality Education
  • New York Communities for Change
  • Coalition for the Homeless

    "It’s kind of a natural alliance with the young people and the students— they’re voicing our message, why not join them? On many levels, our workers feel an affinity with the kids. They just seem to be hanging out there getting the crap beaten out of them, and maybe union support will help them out a little bit."

    ~ Jim Gannon, TWU Local 100 - Transport Workers Union Votes Unanimously to Support Occupy Wall Street

    ~ Daily Intel, New York Magazine - Labor Unions and Leftist Groups Prepare to Join Occupy Wall Street As Protesters Settle In

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