(December 1, 2011) “March for Jobs and Economic Fairness,” called by the New York City Central Labor Council. ( Please scroll down for videos)
Very theatrical. A BIG show of UNION numbers ( "a sea of union workers" ) even though membership is is at an all-time low. Meant to instill awe and maybe.... a little fear?
The march began at 4 PM at Greeley Square (32nd St and Broadway) Caught up with their march at 4:30. At they approached Madison Square (23rd St and Broadway) and then continued on to Union "Commie" Square.
Lots and lots of eager Union members. Chanting and dancing to the drums and the bands FOR the 'working' man' AND AGAINST the Government and Corporate America. (A familiar Marxist meme built into the fabric of the many unions who marched by)
One of the surprise pleasures of the day was Michael Feinberg, the rabidly pro-Union, Gaza-loving, anti-Israel Rabbi. His organization is "Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition". Michael has quite a temper as this picture from a previous event in Union Sq reveals (thanks to Urban Infidel)
But, today, Feinberg was having palpitations as soon as he saw me. And he kept trying to 'hide' from me!
It's a parade! What's his problem?
This silly dance even continued when we got to Union Square.
Feinberg's Coalition Logo
"Celebrate the sacred link between faith and work. Labor-Religion Coalitions across New York coordinate presentations in congregations by union members or labor leaders, often over Labor Day weekend."
There was the Retail,Wholesale, Department Store Union
RAP (Retail Action Project) The RAP Collective is a group of retail worker activists
Coincidentally, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, is also President of The Jewish Labor Committee
UPDATE on Rabbi Feinberg. He attempted to get Applebaum (holding the Living Wage sign) to stop me from taking video of the band. To his credit, Applebaum looked embarassed...
The marching band was a SEA of anti-American displays (you can enjoy them in both videos)
Back of Trombone player's jacket:
This very MAO banner marched with them. And they LOVED Mic Check!
District Council 37- NY's largest (of course) Public Service Employee Union
United Auto Workers and ...others...
The United Federation of Teachers
PSC-CUNY (Professional Staff Congress-City University of NY) and VERIZON is VERI-GREEDY Give these people JOBS and they're STILL unhappy....
PSC-CUNY and CWA 1180 (Metro NY Labor Communications)
League for the Revolutionary Party (Communist Organization for the Fourth International) "dedicated to the restoration of authentic Marxism and the political independence of the working class everywhere"
So OF COURSE, there was the Socialist Table !
And the Anarchist Table...
And according to one of the #OWS Marxist loving leaders, they do NOT like this BLUE flag from a group called : newamericanregenerationparty.com
He claims they are "right-wing libertarians" Protofascists (i.e. capable of developing into fascists) Union-busting? Oh MY, perhaps this group has been CRASHING the "Party"!
Well, techinically the party's over ( cue violins) but I found the EVICTED #OWS Drummers (the 'working group" PULSE) joyfully "drum drum drumming" at Union Square, just like they did for TWO hellish months at Zuccotti-ville (caught some of the DRUMS in Video-Part 2)
AND found two Evicted Anonymous members from Philly (just hangin')
And lots of police presence....
But, all was quiet (except for the DRUMS) No action. Just a BIG Show of belly-aching from the Unions.Unions. Unions. "Down with Capitalism" What a bunch of INGRATES.
Part 1 VIDEO - THE MARCH
(correction the sign is not monopolize) it's "Organize, Mobilize then OCCUPY"! Either way, if it quacks like a duck...it's still a DUCK.
Part 2 JUST HANGIN' AT COMMIE SQUARE -VIDEO
After their march down Broadway (Union members and Anarchists) "Just Hangin" in UNION "Commie Workers" Square. JOIN THE REVOLUTION. OCCUPY EVERYTHING!!
The FOOLISHNESS of some of these people is stunning:
As well as their arrogance. Wonder why Clinton and Teddy K. are missing from this list ( Just askin')
THIS is what the UNIONS are supporting. REVOLUTION. A Change we could do with out
And another Anonymous member.... left us with this pithy observation....
SLIDE SHOW of all the pictures here. Much more to see..