Occupy Wall Street Protesters Gain Support From Labor Groups
Occupy Wall Street protesters have won the support of New York labor groups, who say that the protesters represent a cause they believe in.
New York City labor unions and community groups have pledged to join in a massive rally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 after voting unanimously to endorse the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The executive board of the New York Transit Workers Union (TWU Local 100) also announced that they will use an Oct. 12 rally planned prior to Occupy Wall Street to express solidarity, reported the International Business Times.
Jim Gannon, a spokesperson for the TWU Local 100 told the International Business Times, "These young folks are out there and they're singing our tune, and they're saying what we've been saying for quite some time that the so-called shared sacrifice is a one way street.”
He continued, "Young people face high unemployment, it's very difficult to get jobs and in many ways they're in the same boat as public sector workers are. So we all get together and who knows, this might become a movement."
"Occupy Wall Street," the brainchild of activist magazine Adbuster, has been encouraging people to set up camp on Wall Street to “restore democracy.”