From Daily Caller Members of the Occupy movement rallied in support of Chicago public school teachers whose strike for better pay and working conditions continued Tuesday. But according to financial reports from the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, many retiring public teachers in Chicago receive a pension that puts them in the wealthiest echelons of the [...]
From Gateway Pundit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis channeled Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” speech at a march with Occupiers in Chicago last October. She also made the critical mistake of revealing just how radical she is: “They are trying to dismantle public institutions. They are trying to take money from us, the public [...]
From Breitbart Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, and current “Occupy” movement organizer caught on tape Sunday saying his plan was to over throw capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government.
From Red Alert Politics With the Occupy movement all but dead, Big Labor has realized it needs to find a new group of people to recruit if it wants to be effective in the future. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka practically begged liberal students to join the labor movement in a speech this morning at Campus [...]
From Marathon Pundit On Wednesday, the day after Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory, Occupy Milwaukee held a rally in Pere Marquette Park, A march followed, which was at times was violent. But the ugliest occurrence yesterday was the speech given by Gilbert Johnson, the president of AFSCME Local 82. After requesting that the occupiers [...]
From The Blaze In the wake of May Day demonstrations and the string of non-peaceful action that ensued across the country, The Blaze is providing a refresher course in the tactics used by progressives, anarchists, Occupiers, the 99% Spring and labor unions in their collective push to rise up against the 1%. What follows is [...]
From Breitbart Local Los Angeles talk radio station KFI reported that the SEIU May Day protest snarling traffic around Los Angeles International airport was Astroturfed. The vast majority of protesters at LAX were not the grassroots employees protesting working conditions but were, in fact, bused in by union organizers. But that was enough to delay [...]
From Breitbart Protesters gathered at the Larkspur Ferry terminal Tuesday morning as Golden Gate Ferry Service was shut down as expected over a ferry workers’ strike coinciding with May Day and Occupy-related demonstrations. Meanwhile, transit workers announced a new strike for May 10 which would involve bridge district bus service. Read more here.
From The Blaze As the Occupy movement springs back to life on “May Day” to bring the plight of the “99 percent” to the attention of, well, the “99 percent,” some labor unions are doing their part, even paying Twitter to trend an anti-corporate hashtag. It’s true! Trending right now (worldwide!) is the hashtag “#CorporateGreed.” [...]
From Michelle Malkin It’s May Day. I’m occupying my job, how about you? The Occupiers are out wreaking havoc, breaking windows, cursing at cops, and telling everyone else not to work. In other words: Just another day at the office. I mean encampment. Or streets. Or parents’ basement. Or whatever. Twitter follower and cartoonist John [...]
From Sag Harbor Online Last Sunday, the weekly Occupy the East End (OEE) protest here at the Sag Harbor Windmill homed in on an unlikely target: like-minded activists. “Friends don’t co-opt friends,” read one red sign propped up against the windmill’s wooden shingles. “Trainees, you are being lied to and co-opted,” read another right beside [...]
From Forbes Rejoice, those of you who believe that democracy is about making clear and honest choices. Clear steps toward transparency and accountability may have begun. All pretenses that the hibernating Occupy movement is a self-sustaining, independent primal scream against – well, no one is really sure – are over. Like it or not, Occupy [...]