UPDATE: Added @Newyorkist's twit stream link by his request. Also, adding new video from same, at bottom of post.
From @Newyorkist twit stream: Link to @Newyorkist twit stream
M5 bus just stopped n. side of protest. Beeped many times. Member of twu 100. Said they coming Fri 4PM. Now what.
TWU mtg tonight. Voted to support #occupywallst. Having all union mtg Fri 11pm @ 1700 Bway, 2nd Fl. All locals can attend. 2128732036 x2036
Check @ANIMALNewYork tmrw for video interviews & more info about TWU Local 100 planned solidarity w/#occupywallst
Call ur district office. RT @XtendedForecast: @Newyorkist. I'm labor too. Where is the @aflcio? Their 6.7% is part of the 99%!
I asked @Newyorkist for confirmation, he pm'd this:
I spoke w/Christine Williams. Her card says: TWU Stations Division Recording Secretary, Exec Board Member. 212.873.6000 x2036. She told me
A bit about TWU, from their website:
The TWU has four main divisions: Railroad; Gaming; Airline; Transit; and Utility, University and Service. The Union has 114 autonomous locals representing over 200,000 members and retirees in 22 states around the country. James C. Little is the current President of the TWU and has been serving in this position for the last three years. Joseph C. Gordon is the Secretary-Treasurer and Harry Lombardo is the Executive Vice President.
This is big. The more Labor support we get, and the more visible that support, the better.
Calling on the AFL/CIO.... hello? Solidarity! Join us! #OccupyWallStreet needs you!
UPDATE- VIDEO via @Newyorkist-
Could Unions Help Rebrand Occupy Wall St from a Dirty Hippie Protest to a Populist One? from ANIMALnewyork.com on Vimeo.