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Occupy Wall Street Plans “General Strike” — But Labor ...

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Occupy Wall Street, largely forgotten over the last few months, aims to make a comeback from this winter’s hibernation with an ambitious plan: a crippling May Day “general strike” in the tradition of 1930s radicalism.

 

The grand promise is what one occupier, Brendan Burke, described to BuzzFeed as “a day without the 99%.” But in the city where the movement was born, it's already suffering from what has emerged as one of Occupy's signal weaknesses, the lack of ability or interest to make alliances with liberal institutions. Despite public solidarity, there’s little relationship between the Occupy movement and organizedlabor. And as a result, even the most progressive New York labor leaders say their members will not participate in the May 1 strike.

 

Read more: BuzzFeed (Mar 20, 2012)


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