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AFL-CIO Calls on Members to Defend Occupy Wall StreetSalem-News.com
Major Union Calls on NY Area Members to Spend Night in Solidarity with OWS Encampment Against Bloomberg’s Planned Attack.
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a statement emailed at approximately 8pm EST, the AFL-CIO called on its NY area members to travel to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Square and stand on guard all night against a planned eviction and police attack on the popular movement to be carried out on the orders of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The AFL-CIO call to support an organic movement unaffiliated with union may be unprecedented in the past half century of the union’s history and represents the powerful popularity that the Occupy Wall Street movement has won among U.S. workers. In a poll released by Time today, Occupy Wall Street earned the approval of 54% of respondents, higher approval than for President Obama or the Tea Party.
The entirety of the AFL-CIO follows below:
From: "Manny Herrmann, AFL-CIO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:52:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Go to Wall Street. NOW.
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