From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:17:27 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Report back from Labor Action this morning
 

is there video anywhere?

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Willie Osterweil <wosterweil@gmail.com> wrote:
Awesome!
What did the disruption look like?


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote:
heart.

This is the one percent, right there.

--glj

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM, MAd Hatter <progressivechange@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sotheby’s Action Statement – Labor Group
> Posted on September 22, 2011 by Nyccamp
>
> This morning activists involved in #OCCUPYWALLSTREET disrupted an art
> auction at Sotheby’s Art Auctions on the Upper East Side. Last year
> Sotheby’s made profits of $680 Million Dollars. Their CEO Bill
> Rupprecht awarded himself a 125% raise. At the same time Sotheby’s has
> decided to use union busting tactics, demanding over 100 concessions
> to the IBT 814 Art Handlers Union Contract.
>
> #OCCUPYWALLSTREET supporters are appalled at the persistent attack on
> workers rights. We support the right of the workers to collectively
> bargain. Sotheby’s wants all new hires to have no collective
> bargaining rights, no health benefits and no job security. After
> locking out their unionized work force, Sotheby’s continues to operate
> using scabs and a non-union subcontractor. Sotheby’s Art Auctions
> epitomize the disconnect of the extremely wealthy from the rest of us.
> Sotheby’s Art Auctions are a sanctuary for the financial elite; where
> hedge fund managers & wealthy bankers bid millions of dollars for art
> objects; while the rest of us struggle to put food on the table
> because of their actions. These are the same financial elites who were
> bailed out in their moment of need and now refuse to pay their fair
> share in taxes. Many of these Hedge Fund Managers still pay a smaller
> tax rate than the rest of us. That is our money! End the greed &
> expose the disconnect!
>
> #OCCUPYWALLSTREET supporters call on the 99% to raid the sanctuaries
> of the financial elite; to conduct non-violent civil disobedience in
> the country clubs, luxury shops, and private resorts where the
> Financial Elite gather; and to show that WE WILL NO LONGER TOLERATE
> BUSINESS AS USUAL.
>


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