From:   Stephen Benavides <>
Sent time:   Friday, September 23, 2011 12:09:39 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] For Labor Committee - IWW

I agree.  Is this the harsh attitude expected to ensure involvement of natural allies such as the IWW?  Coordination is important, but requiring people to ask first...ask who?  I would encourage all groups to hold meetings as they saw fit, or are available to. 

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM, MAd Hatter <> wrote:
Relax. Having more activity in the square is fine. When it's possible we should coordinate, but people are empowered to host meetings, teach ins, and stuff. The ga and working groups are there to assist, not block or slow down this stuff.

If the IWW is holding a meeting in the square, that's great and should be celebrated, and not condemned or discouraged.

On Friday, September 23, 2011, Jackie DiSalvo <> wrote:
> No- we won't be there; we're moving to avoid rain and include labor contacts, IWW hasn't been to a Labor Working Group meeting yet (hasn’t even contacted us, though I left messages for them on September 17 list serve, and can't change its location; the info on change has already gone out to our members and contacts. You have definitely overstepped you bounds; if you have a suggestion, you ask first; you are just creating confusion that will split the attendees. FIX IT.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Lauren
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 1:14 PM
> To: september17
> Subject: [september17discuss] For Labor Committee - IWW
> The IWW is apparently enthusiastic and one of the wobblies I'm in
> contact with decided to suggest they hold their GMB in the area of the
> occupation, maybe even at liberty plaza. I must apologize if it's felt
> that I overstepped my bounds, as we basically ran with it.

Stephen Benavides
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North Texas Association of Public Employees
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