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Forum Post: The NYC Transit Workers Union Has Voted to Join Us!

Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 6:05 p.m. EST by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT
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This is great news, it could increase our numbers to the tens of thousands, and the more people we have with us, the more will join us!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/nyc-transit-union-joins-o_n_987156.html

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[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 3 years ago

Next week, the site will welcome members of New York's organized labor coalitions including the United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, Workers United, and Transport Workers Union Local 100, which voted unanimously last night to support the occupation. Other groups standing in solidarity include the Working Families party, the Coalition for the Homeless, and MoveOn.org.

As one political consultant put it, "It's become too big to ignore."

[-] 1 points by kerzhak (1) 3 years ago

So they will come out on October 5th?

[-] 1 points by Chromer (124) 3 years ago

YYAAAAAAHHHOOOOOOO

Give em hell.

[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 3 years ago

There are 3819 comments for this huffingtonpost report at their website already. That is huge response really.

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 3 years ago

YES! wow... this is really turning into something special... can't wait to see what happens next

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 3 years ago

I was also thinking about the shall we say functional power of having workers join us. S-T-R-I-K-E!

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 3 years ago

Speaking of "transit" workers, 500 airline pilots turned out to join the NYC occupation:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/somethings-happening-here-look-who.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 3 years ago

More number of protestors = more negotiating power at the table.

http://www.dnainfo.com/20110929/downtown/transit-workers-join-occupy-wall-street-protesters

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 3 years ago

Agreed. And the more power we have in the political process. Because we will likely have to be in this for the long haul.

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 3 years ago

solidarity forever!

Now we just need to connect the other 52+ occupations with local unions!

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 3 years ago

SEIU should be on board as well. This will work to increase our solidarity and focus our mission!

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 3 years ago
[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 3 years ago

This is incredible! I would like to think that the revolution has started :)