In a unanimous vote on 10/28/11, the OEA Executive Board endorsed Occupy Oakland's November 2 "General Strike/Mass Day of Action" and is urging members to participate in a variety of ways, including taking personal leave to join actions at Frank Ogawa Plaza, doing informational picketing at school sites, and holding teach-ins on the history of general strikes and organizing for economic justice.
Faced with growing class sizes and dwindling resources, school closures, and the ongoing attempts of charter management companies to entice Oakland schools to convert to charters, it is critical that we link our struggles with those of the 99% of Americans fighting for social and economic justice. It is simply wrong that banks and corporations are bailed out and continue to reap huge profits, while schools and social services suffer.
Join us on November 2nd, in solidarity with Occupy Movements across the globe!
WE ARE THE 99%!
OEA Members : What you can do to support Occupy Oakland
Letter to Parents : WHY THE OEA SUPPORTS OCCUPY OAKLAND’S MASS DAY OF ACTION/ GENERAL STRIKE*
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Sisters & Brothers,
Excitement is continuing to build nationally and worldwide for the "Occupy Movement"! Workers, students, unemployed, homeless, seniors, those who have lost their homes to foreclosures and those who have lost their jobs - the 99% are standing up and fighting back against the 1%!!!!
We are experiencing the results of a failed economy and inability of the richest nation in the world to provide for the 99%. We know that the 1% is only getting greedier and richer. But, things are changing and this movement is catching fire.
Inspired by the spirit of the fight against Wall Street, the Alameda Labor Council urges all union members and your families to join us as we stand in solidarity with Occupy Oakland on Wednesday, November 2. This Day of Action will be a public demonstration of support for the right to peaceably assembly without interference, and against the growing wealth and income inequality created by Wall Street and the actions of the richest 1%.
Individual unions and your members are encouraged to express solidarity in whatever form you find appropriate. These are some options for Nov 2:
1. At your worksite. Before work or during lunch, come together to talk about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Wear 99% stickers.
2. Noon Bank action. Meet at Oakland City Hall and join a Wells Fargo Bank action.
3. Mobilization at 5pm. Labor's focus will be to turn out for this mobilization. We will converge at the Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall to join with Occupy Oakland.
Wear your union shirts and be visible so Occupy Oakland knows that labor is standing with them.
At 7pm the Alameda Labor Council with our affiliates will be hosting a "cook out" and serving dinner to all in attendance.
What can your union do to support this effort?
Please see the labor flyer attached and spread the word to all your families, friends and networks!
We are the 99%!!!!!
Alameda Labor Council
100 Hegenberger Rd., Suite 150
Oakland, CA 94621
510-632-4242 x231 office
FLYER FOR LABOR STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPY WALL ST. OAKLAND MOVEMENT!!!