From:   Gary Roland <opesr.nyc@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:59:43 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Report back from Labor Action this morning
 

Waiting for video.  Will post as soon as I have it, but we are already up on teamster nation http://teamsternation.blogspot.com/ in an article talking about our actions.  Once we have the video we should start the twitter storm urging americans to start supporting #OCCUPYWALLSTREET by conducting actions in their city.  11 arrests in Seattle today.  The message is spreading, and if we urge people to raid the sanctuaries of the financial elite, it will make the rich really uncomfortable.

Much Love,

~GARY

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Kelley Wolcott <misskellz@gmail.com> wrote:
Yay! Did anyone masquerade as Bloomberg's lady friend?


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:17 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote:
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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