Environmentalists, Labor Unions Will Occupy Wall Street
Today marks a visible uptick in the amount of people participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
In addition to other Occupy events taking place in cities all over the nation, the brave souls that have occupied Liberty Park in New York City will receive reinforcement from most of the City’s large labor unions as well as one of the largest climate action organizations in the world.
The official Occupy Wall Street website states that residents of Liberty Square will gather to join their union brothers and sisters in solidarity and march. Participating unions include:
- AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
- United NY
- Strong Economy for All Coalition
- Working Families Party
- TWU Local 100
- SEIU 1199
- CWA 1109
- Communications Workers of America
- CWA Local 1180
- United Auto Workers
- United Federation of Teachers
- Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
- National Nurses United
- Writers Guild East
Additionally, 350.org announced that it would official join today’s march Foley Square to Wall Street.
“It’s time for environmentalists and climate activists to join the fight to restore America’s democracy from the stranglehold of big polluters and corporations. From Keystone XL lobbyists to Big Coal, corporations have polluted our atmosphere and our political process. Join us in fighting back.
350.org will lead a contingent of climate activists in the march, and we want you there with us. This is a permitted march (read: non-arrestable)
LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE 350 FLAG to join the climate contingent! (or call Phil, 202. 556. 3350)
If any Care2 members attend this march, we’d love to see your pictures and hear your experience! Comment on this post or share pictures on our Facebook page.
Image Credit: Flickr – Matt McDermott