From:   Jackie DiSalvo <>
Sent time:   Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:56:25 PM
Subject:   RE: [september17discuss] RE: [september17discuss} Outreach to Workers

I’ll bet they’d be willing to come address the General Assembly if we asked them. The leader of the school aides union addressed New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts this week. Also is anyone interested in going from Zucotti Park to the picket line in Central Park at 72nd St.?  


From: [] On Behalf Of Joshua van Praag
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] RE: [september17discuss} Outreach to Workers


I couldnt agree more with Jackie -- labor's involvement is key and as she points out there are so many locals in the NY area right now that are waging their own disparate, isolated struggles against the machine that is slowly crushing them. Workers' involvement in this action would have a hugely transformative effect. 

Joshua van Praag



On Sep 18, 2011, at 1:43 PM, "Jackie DiSalvo" <> wrote:

We need more outreach to workers. The best way to do that is by showing solidarity with them. We can start by passing resolutions announcing our support for Hotel Trades Council workers on strike at the Central Park Boathouse restaurant and the struggles of NYC Local 1199, SEIU (Social  Service Employees Union) at Brookdale Hospital and Long Island Hospital in Brooklyn, also those facing layoffs including school aides, Local 372, DC (District Council) 37, AFSCME (American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees) and school bus drivers from the NYC ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union); of the CWA (Communication Workers of America) against demands for concessions at Verizon, of the struggle of Local 100 TWU (Transit Workers Union), to amend the NY anti-strike Taylor Law and of the UFT (United Federation of Teachers) to extend the Millionaire's Tax and the NNU (National Nurses United) to get a financial transactions tax.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Nathan Schneider
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:55 AM
Subject: [september17discuss] WNV video: #OccupyWallStreet begins, and improvises


A bit of video from yesterday. Will try to fix the aspect ratio or 

whatever you call it. Thanks to all who spoke with us! See you in a 

few hours!





Nathan Schneider

Editor, Waging Nonviolence