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From the Official Ocupados’ website, here’s the list of today’s unions and such:

United NY
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party
TWU Local 100
SEIU 1199
CWA 1109
Communications Workers of America
CWA Local 1180
United Auto Workers
United Federation of Teachers
Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
National Nurses United
Writers Guild East
Community Voices Heard
Alliance for Quality Education
New York Communities for Change
Coalition for the Homeless
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
The Job Party
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
The Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center
The New Deal for New York Campaign
National People’s Action
Human Services Council
Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State
Citizen Action of NY
Common Cause NY
New Bottom Line
Tenants & Neighbors
Democracy for NYC
Resource Generation
Tenants PAC
Teachers Unite

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  • SorosBot

    Unions? But CNN told me they ware all just a bunch of stoned hippie college kids.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    I feel a little slow on the uptake, the baggers have a three year advantage over us of the 99%.

    Why didn't Joe the Plumbers Union start this in 2008?

    • Radiodead

      First, you have to be a plumber.

  • If they didn't bring a bunch of miss-speeled sines our corporate media can't take 'em seriously.

    • emmelemm

      Because if their signs are spelled correctly, they're clearly part of the ELITE and not real Amurrikans(tm).

  • I sent a big box of Minnesota apples to the Occupation with a note saying that these were eating apples not throwing apples.

  • hagajim

    At least we can be pretty sure the occupados aren't racist assholes like the teabaggers – amiright?

    • bureaucrap

      Based on the video feed, it is a sit in that looks like america. The demographics actually look pretty impressively diverse. Camera work s*&ks tho.

  • SayItWithWookies

    In three weeks they've gone from invisible to a horrible marxist-hippie threat — which is pretty good considering they don't have a major news network (or a network with "news" in its name) goosing the coverage 24/7.

    • Radiodead

      Wait, Wonkette isn't a major news network, then what the hell am I doing here?

  • Goonemeritus

    I have to talk my guild ( American society for Lonely Engineers) into hopping on this band wagon I’m sure we will get a good turn out if it doesn’t conflict with Star Trek reruns.

  • Callyson

    Hey! They forgot the United Steelworkers (maybe not local to NYC but worth mentioning anyway):
    Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), North America's largest industrial union with 1.2 million active and retired members, today issued the following statement in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement:
    "The United Steelworkers (USW) union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York City are speaking out for the many in our world. We are fed up with the corporate greed, corruption and arrogance that have inflicted pain on far too many for far too long."

  • MiniMencken

    I don't see the IWW on the list! And they endorse the Occupados on their Website! Wobblies now, Wobblies forever!

    • littlebigdaddy

      I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night…

    • NeonTrotsky

      Some Wobblies got arrested on the bridge this weekend

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Great, now the unions are involved. I'm sure I'll be seeing video of their violence in front of the palm trees that line Wall Street on FOX News this evening.

  • JackDempsey1

    How is it that nobody in the live-stream is wearing goggles?
    The air must be thick with hacky sacks.
    Somebody's gonna lose an eyeball.
    Maybe they got a (unionized) ophthalmologist on call?

  • littlebigdaddy

    Quick, somebody check and see if Pete Seeger is still alive. Sounds like his kind of scene.

    • NeonTrotsky

      Protesters were singing "Who's Side Are You On" the other night!

    • Come here a minute

      Somebody check if Bob Dylan is still alive. Sounds like a scene he'll want to avoid.

    • littlebigdaddy

      Just be sure it's not Bob Seeger. The last thing they need is crappy 80s rock.

    • finallyhappy

      He is alive but not too strong(physically)

  • Well at least it looks drier than it must have been a few days ago. Given how tarps were forbidden that would otherwise protect tech & equipment, it's gratifying to see on-the-ground vid capture hasn't been deterred. And with our help it can be passed along.

  • SexySmurf

    Get a job, you hippies!

    • V572 Moon!

      I see what you did there.

  • CapnFatback

    AFL-CIO (AFSCME): whiners
    United NY: weed smokers
    Strong Economy for All Coalition: bongo drummers
    Working Families Party: hippies
    TWU Local 100: crybabies
    SEIU 1199: red-titted commies
    . . .

    • emmelemm

      "red-titted commies"?

      red-tittied commies?

      • Blueb4sunrise

        One of the lesser publicized factions during the Russian Revolution?

      • HistoriCat

        Maybe it's just the nipple.

      • Wonkette must keep abreast of this situation.

  • Has anyone said "hippie tits or GTFO!" yet?

    • NeonTrotsky

      Oh don't worry, they're in the breeze.

  • Radiodead

    GLASS-Steagall WARFARE!

  • LesBontemps

    Hey guys! There's actually a major news organization covering #Occupy Wall Street! Of course, it's Al Jazeera:

  • which side are you on

    Pete Seeger

    Will you be a lousy scab?
    Or will you be a man?

  • neiltheblaze

    If Mittens thought it was class war before – imagine what he thinks it is now.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Cute blonde in baseball cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iburl

    We should organize a Wonkette care package…
    Pizza Coupons, Truck Nutz, and Fetus Jars for all!

  • One_Man_Band

    What happened to that "A Complete List of National Politicians Who Have Embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement" page? 'Cuz there's one more:

    'Cept I guess he's not really "national" and isn't in office anymore, but…

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I think I'm gonna roll a big fatty, break out the headphones, fire up the turntable, and put on me some "Blows Against the Empire." Or "Volunteers." Or both.

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