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October 13, 2011

2011.10.13: RE: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:06 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

It’s hard to imagine an issue that isn’t labor related, and ALAA is on record about numerous issues that go beyond the workplace (e.g., racism, police abuse, etc., etc.). See: https://alaa2325.wordpress.com/

Moreover, you have the right to identify yourself as a UAW *member* in support of whatever you want.


From: S.
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:00 PM
To: Albro, George; ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

I guess the answer to my question is no.  If anyone is interested in joining a small group marching with messages

other than Union/Labor this Saturday, please feel free to meet with us in Times Square @ 5 PM.


From: S.
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:09 PM
To: Albro, George; ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

I will try to make the mtg tomorrow but one question I have is whether it would be okay to march with our Union holding signs with messages in support of issues other than labor related.


From: Albro, George
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:13 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: FW: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

FYI, here are some details of Saturday’s mass action by the OWS movement. Please note that the UAW will be focusing on these actions, which are part of events that day which will be occuring throughtout the world.

Please also remember that an ALAA OWS support group will be meeting at the ALAA office (568 Broadway, Rm 702A) this Thurs., Oct. 13th, at 6 PM. Pizza served. Please RSVP Julie Fry.


From: Scott Sommer [ssommer@uaw.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:25 PM
Subject: Saturday 10/15 Occupy Wall Street

Hi all,

A few of us attended last night’s Occupy Wall Street Labor meeting downtown and in brief there are two actions we want to let you know about for this Saturday, October 15th.  Saturday is a day of action against the banks.  There will be actions all day all over town.  If we get a central list of them, we will share them with you.

1. The Labor Outreach Committee is organizing a march from Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) to a nearby Chase branch.  We would like to make that the primary focus of our activities on Saturday.  Chase is one of the largest banks in the country (and a darling of Wall Street).  Chase has also been one of the most aggressive in NOT renegotiating speculative mortgages, many of which they acquired when the Bush Administration allowed them to acquire Washington Mutual on the very, very cheap (like ten cents, yes ten cents, on the dollar).  Also many of you remember from our Spring actions at JP Morgan Chase’s corporate HQ, that as the prime banker for Reynolds Tobacco (Camel, Salem, Winston, et al.) they have refused to exercise their influence to improve the pay and working conditions of the members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC).

UAW members will be meeting at 10:45 AM at Zuccotti Park at Broadway and Liberty Street in Manhattan for the 11:00 AM march over to a nearby Chase branch, which is open on Saturday.  Some folks will be going in to close their Chase accounts and the rest of us will rally and leaflet out in front of the bank.  If you are interested in closing a Chase account on Saturday, let me know.

2.  At 5:00 PM there will be a mass convergence on Times Square.  This is not a rally with a permit as the Foley Square one last week was.  We do not have any more details on this convergence, but we did want to let you know of it.

Attached is photo of the leaflet for the Liberty Plaza Chase bank action.  I have reached out to get an electronic copy of the leaflet, when I do, I will share it with everyone.

Please RSVP if you will be mobilizing people for the 11 AM Chase bank action, and if you will be mobilizing people for the Times Square convergence.

The next meeting of the Occupy Wall Street Labor Committee will be Friday at 6:00 PM at DC37, 125 Barclay Street.

Finally, I did receive a call today from Brendan Griffith from the CLC and he informed me that Vinny Alvarez has assigned him to work on Occupy Wall Street and that he will be coming to Friday’s meeting.

Thanks,

Scott

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