BREAKING NEWS: TWULocal100 Executive Board endorses #OccupyWallStreet and commits to organize Labor to support the campaign
Just got off the phone from speaking with Chrisine Williams, Executive Board Member of the Stations workgroup of Transit Workers Union's Local 100. I called her to clear up what was the actual position of TWU on the Occupy Wall Street peaceful protest. Unfortunately Business Insider scrapped a member blog post from DailyKos (meaning, it wasnt even from the site's actual editorial group) which was in itself based on tweets by the person who goes by the handle @NewYorkist.
So here's the scoop: The membership of New York City's Local 100 Transit Workers' Union DID NOT vote to march over to #OccupyWallStreet TOMORROW. What did indeed happen? The Executive Board of TWU LOCAL 100 are officially endorsing Occupy Wall Street.
They are not going down to Zucotti Park tomorrow, what they will absolutely will be doing is having a COORDINATING MEETING with New York Communit for Change, DCW7 and other community and labor organizations to come together and better support the Occupy Wall Street campaing.
Ms. Williams has invited me to cover the meeting and I will be attending it and reporting via lizasabater.com/stream on-site.
This is an AMAZING breakthrough for the Occupy Wall Street campaign. With labor unions endorsing their efforts, they will become an even stronger grassroots effort. Good news!