Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thom Hartmann: The Transport Workers Union don't want to bus Occupy Wall Street to Jail

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The New York Transport Workers Union went to court to block New York City and the NYPD from forcing bus drivers to transport arrested Wall Street protestors. After police rounded up and arrested 700 peaceful demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend - the NYPD commandeered 3 city buses to haul off the demonstrators.
Now - the Transport Workers Union is going to court to make sure that doesn't happen again. TWU President John Samuelson said, "TWU Local 100 supports the protesters on Wall Street and takes great offense that the mayor and NYPD have ordered operators to transport citizens who were exercising their constitutional right to protest - and shouldn't have been arrested in the first place."
This week - other unions are expected to join the Occupy Wall Street movement - swelling the number of demonstrators in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to its highest numbers yet. Now with the support of major labor unions - the Occupy Wall Street movement has some teeth.
(Do you think the TWU will win? Tell us here.)

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