Union marchers swell ranks of OccupyMN protesters, join in march on banks

  • Article by: BOB VON STERNBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2011 - 4:21 PM
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mouthwashOct. 29, 11 2:59 PM

It would be logical if Minneapolis became the movement's headquarters ... in terms of the issue as to how these protesters nationwide are going to deal with winter weather.

snopeman60Oct. 29, 11 3:18 PM

Can you say "astroturf"? These poor folks are going to feel awful silly after wasting weeks/months camping out for absolutely nothing.

kruzelcOct. 29, 11 3:34 PM

These bums need to get some jobs and stop thinking they deserve something just because they don't have it. Its about time the liberal media starting covering "We are the 53%" articles alongside this hippie infestation.

ltmidnightOct. 29, 11 3:37 PM

WOW, 300 marchers! Better join this juggernaut now people before you get steamrolled! This movement is swelling like a tire that just had a knife stuck in it. I give the Strib credit for sticking to their one-sided liberal guns though and only giving glowing accounts of this sad and pathetic OWS mayhem. Way to go team!

jstanthrnbrOct. 29, 11 3:40 PM

" Javier Morillo-Alicea,president of the union that represents 5,000 janitors, security guards and commercial housekeepers," Its OK you can say it. SEIU . This "movement" makes Astroturf look organic.

staredOct. 29, 11 3:49 PM

Blocking traffic is hardly the way to gain sympathy. These people don't have a clue about what they are doing and how it all ties together!

markerminnOct. 29, 11 3:50 PM

Typical response from the bus driver. He/she's a union member and does not care if Metro Transit is efficient or not. Tax payers take note. Kinda takes the edge off the article in a way. Perhaps the unions are also a part of the problem? Above market wages (world market) drive jobs out of this country and off expensive buses and into cars as well... Finally, where do these people get off saying they represent 99% of us? From their numbers it looks like they're just the bottom 1% complaining about the top 1%. That's really not helpful to the 98%.

lilkimmyOct. 29, 11 3:55 PM

What about union greed? Demanding more pay and benefits for doing less work is pretty darn greedy.

It is also becoming more and more clear that this movement is George Soros and Union funded. thank you Michael Moore for lending your support as well. It is always fun to see the hypocrites on the left jump on the bandwagon.

themarshotelOct. 29, 11 3:58 PM

You don’t speak for me or most of the people I know. You’re not 99%. If your true demands were more publicized, you'd be lucky to be 5%. You are vastly overplaying your hand. Your fellow citizens, regardless of income, don’t owe you anything. Go home at night. Occupation (with drums and outdoor peeing) near residences and businesses is not peaceful protest. They do pay “their fair share”. More, actually. Self righteous entitlement is a disease. If you had true convictions, you’d be volunteering all this free time rather than mugging for cameras in your too-hip Vendetta mask. I wish the coppers would send you packing so all citizens can enjoy these public spaces.

maddawgOct. 29, 11 4:00 PM

Hmmmm. Well, from my vantage point the Unions have been "The Haves" for years by blocking my employment into basically no-bid jobs. They make at least twice what I was making with half the education. Maybe the students should be protesting their Union brothers that get paid more with less education. Those greedy rich union employees. Students should go and block entry to Union jobs.


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