Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AFL-CIO plans 'bridge actions' on November 17th

The AFL-CIO, doing business as We are One, plans a series of demonstrations around the country on Thursday. The tactic looks to borrow from the in-the-street nature of Occupy Wall Street, but the goal seems to be to put crowds in the street soliciting support for President Obama's "jobs plan."

Los Angeles, Portland, OR and Pittsburgh are among cities with bridge actions planned. Others are detailed at the We are One website.

It will be interesting to see how much cooperation and co-mingling occurs between We are One and Occupy Wall Street on November 17th. Occupy Wall Street has also announced specific plans for the day, calling it an International Day of Action.

Politico.com reports AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent an email to supporters today. In it, he talks like his group and Occupy are one in the same.

Update 11/16/2011 3:00pm EST: The SEIU is also involved in Thursday's union "bridge" actions. And SEIU makes it clear that the demonstrations are in designed to support the Obama agenda.

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