Unions Join Occupy Wall Street

Even as movement 'occupies' other cities
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2011 1:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Occupy Wall Street movement is getting a whole lot bigger. A coalition of New York’s established unions is jumping on board, including the local branches of the United Federation of Teachers, Workers United, and the Transport Workers Union, Crain’s New York Business reports. This evening, many will join the protesters as they march on One Police Plaza to protest the headline-grabbing police brutality that has plagued the protests, WNYC reports.

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Many more will participate in a march from City Hall to Zuccotti Park next week. “It’s a responsibility for the progressive organizations in town to show their support,” the head of New York Communities for Change explained. But that’s not all; the movement is also expanding beyond New York. “Occupy” branded protests have been announced for this weekend in Washington DC, Boston, and LA among other places. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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