From:   Jackie DiSalvo <>
Sent time:   Friday, September 23, 2011 12:37:28 PM
Subject:   RE: [september17discuss] For Labor Committee - IWW

You are right. I congratulate the Wobblies on all their good work and of course they are welcome to meet wherever, with or without us. The more work the better. I misread the communication and thought they were telling people who have been participating in the Labor Working Group that our meeting location was not what we told them it would be. I’m sorry I panicked & sounded harsh. I just was concerned that people who need to be at the work group meeting tonight and  have important information and input for that meeting come to the right location.


Labor Working Group Meeting

6 PM Friday Sept 23

PSC-CUNY (Professional  Staff Congress) office

15th floor 61 Broadway

From: [] On Behalf Of Stephen Benavides
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 2:10 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
United Steel Workers Local #9479

North Texas Association of Public Employees

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