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November 9, 2011

2011.11.09: 6 p.m. Today: Support Teamsters / “Occupy Sotheby’s”

Filed under: Labor Solidarity,OWS — nyclaw01 @ 10:52 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:52 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 6 p.m. Today: Support Teamsters / “Occupy Sotheby’s”

Last Wednesday, hundreds of Teamsters and supporters rallied at Sotheby’s—the auction house for the super-rich that has locked out Local 814 members for three months.

We’ll be back Wednesday night, Nov. 9, to rally outside out one of the most important Sotheby’s auctions of the year.  Can you come and show your support?

The Sotheby’s lockout is a showdown between the 99% and the 1%.

Sotheby’s made $688 million in profits last year, and CEO Bill Ruprecht takes home $60,000 a day.  But the company is demanding wage and benefit cuts and the replacement of good union jobs with part-time, temp jobs.

Sotheby’s workers are getting support on the picket-line from other unions and Occupy Wall St. activists.  Susan Sarandon even joined the picket lines.

Come out and support this fight against corporate greed.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

6:00 PM


1334 York Avenue

(Between 71st and 72nd Streets)

6 Train to 68th Street, Hunter College

Click here to download a flyer for Wednesday’s rally to give to coworkers or other supporters.

For more information, contact Julian Tysh, Local 814 Organizer, at 917-399-1461, or

Go to to learn more about the struggle at Sotheby’s.

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