NY Transit Workers Union & Teamsters Agree to Support Commie Wall Street Protesters

It figures. The New York Transit Workers Union and the Teamsters have agreed to support the young communist Wall Street protesters.

The Wall Street protesters demanded true democracy in an interview yesterday.
The kind that of democracy where they get to call the shots and you can shut the f*ck up.

Business Insider reported, via Free Republic:

According to Daily Kos, The New York Transit Workers Union (TWU) voted to support the Wall Street Protestors at their meeting last night.

A member of TWU Local 100 told a reporter that they would join the protest Friday at 4PM.

Here’s more about them from their website:

The TWU has four main divisions: Railroad; Gaming; Airline; Transit; and Utility, University and Service. The Union has 114 autonomous locals representing over 200,000 members and retirees in 22 states around the country.

Occupy Wall Street has been picking up some decent support from unions in the past few days. Yesterday we reported that the Teamsters Union declared their support for protestors, and we also found out that the United Pilots Union had members at the protest demonstrating in uniform.

Today we learned the Industrial Workers of the World put a message of support on their website as well.

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  • NeoKong

    Oh yeah…..New Yorkers are going to love that.
    Let them protest.
    Let them rant.
    Let them scream that the taxpayers aren’t giving them enough.
    Let them demonstrate against capitalism right in the heart of Manhattan.

    It worked so well in Wisconsin.
    It worked so well last year.

  • greenfairie

    Who’s managing those union workers’ pensions, huh?

  • John Fembup

    “true democracy” = mob rule


    hahahaha go to it jack wagons!!! We’re all laughing at you. Do you really think anybody is going to take you seriously??

    Protesters looking for a job??? Good luck…no business savvy person will hire rebellious non workers who want us to give them everything for nothing

  • bigkahuna

    Friday at 4 pm ??? Sounds more like a block party than a protest.. Who cares…

  • Finncrisp

    Let’s find out who the “All in for Marxism crowd” really is . Thanks for the public service. If these thug based organizations want to throw in with the anarchists, so be it. We are on to you…

  • WillofLa

    Well, see, the union workers were given the 4 o’clock time period so that it would be close enough to quitting time for it to be okay to take off rather than in mid day. The union workers couldn’t justify taking off that early because then it WOULD look like the union was supporting the protesters. This way the union guys will be just joining in for a short while so it will look like the union is in support and not actually becoming part of the protest. It’s just the union’s way of supporting a cause, (the protesters cause is against big wig fat cat money makers on Wall Street, and these people’s claim they could never end up on Wall Street.)

    But see, the protesters are being led by the nose by their Communist handlers because if any of these protesters had half a brain they would know that any of them, if they worked hard enough could end up on Wall Street. If they did real well at school they could actually get a job on Wall Street, and they’d become part of those who they are protesting against, and that is the people who make alot of money pushing stocks, and whatnot.

    So it’s been already said these people have no purpose other than complaining about some in our society making a whole lot of money, and those who worked hard at a job for twenty years who are now out on the street being laid off. Yeah, that’s true, but why did they get laid off? They lost their job because of Democrats meddling with our economy and causing it to fail due to Socialist governance making it impossible to do business in it’s proper way so that it succeeds. Democrats don’t want American business to succeed because then people don’t need government when they are able to take care of themselves. So Democrats use big wig fat cat liberals on Wall Street’s money to push things around on Wall Street while the big wig fat cat Democrats in the government mess things up so that more people fail at business than succeed.

    These protesters are actually helping the Democrats tear down our economy. And they were probably put up to this. They may actually be some small NGO created by Maurice Strong(look him up he is the most dangerous man).


    if I owned a business that was union I would shut the door just to spite those A$$HOLE thugs

  • Molon Labe

    Hey Wall Street firms, plenty of financial workers unemployed in Charlotte, NC.

    Why put up with NY city sanctioned bullying and intimidation? Come to a town where you’re welcomed and plug your business into the internet.

  • Tarak Kauff:
    “It’s for people demanding for real Democracy, thats real democracy… on how they are governed…”
    It’s a republic, MORON!

  • Mikey

    This useful idiot is full of sh!t

  • bigkahuna

    With internet trading these days…its amazing anyone shows up on wall street

  • WillofLa

    Maurice Strong and George Soros are always getting together to do big money deals on Wall Street to keep things messed up and it gives them the opportunity to manipulate our currency and cause people to loose their jobs and then kids who think that it’s the rich who are causing people to loose their jobs so the fat Wall Street cats can make more money. Well you don’t make money by wiping out the very businesses that are generating the capital that helps you make more money. It behoves you to support those businesses. But Soros and Strong like causing waves in order to shake out the weak, and get the stronger to hang on tighter until the waves are over. That’s when Strong and Soros laugh themselves sick on the way to the bank.

    Yes, I don’t like people who are rich like these two guys are, but remember this they aren’t making that money by working for it or contributing to a small business and helping them get off the ground. No these two blood suckers do nothing to earn their money other than the old saying, they “get their money to do the work for them.”, and that is fine, and true, but when they use their money to make themselves richer in doing so wipes out some small businesses, then that is the wrong way to make your money work for you. You get richer, but it causes some to loose their means to generate their own wealth. You aren’t supposed to do that. But then again Maurice Strong and George Soros don’t really care about what happens so long as they get richer. These are the kinds of rich that give being rich a bad name.

  • chuck in st paul

    #13, ramble much?

    Your economic penis envy is truly laughable. Either go get rich yourself or shut up about it.

  • Leatherhelmet

    Soros makes money by manipulating markets. That’s why it was a good bet to short the dollar when his economic team became Obama’s transition team.

  • Dean Toadblatt

    These people are getting waaaay too much attention from the media. If the cameras went away, so would they. If they truly want a revolution, I am armed to the teeth and they can always come to my house for a “discussion” about it.

  • the people protesting on wall street are all the sub-prime advocates that caused the financial collapse.

  • Larkin

    To these clowns, “true democracy” means that the squeaky wheel (them) gets all the attention and everything it (again, “them”) wants.

  • vityas

    Let’s just shut the country down.
    Take a mini-break.
    We’ll come back when it’s all sorted out. And if not, then not.
    The unions should be ecstatic about it.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    If the union were to lock arms with wild apes demanding more free bananas, the credibility of apes will suffer.

    Monkey-shines from the Teamsters is always predictable, damaging and an embarrassment to the rest of the Country.

  • Rock

    This was the very reason I was surprised when NYPD supposedly made a few busts the other day. That their union allowed it was surprising, or that there was not a bad case of blue flu on the day in question. Oh well a typical Progressive Union action.

  • tpartynitwit

    Fortunately, the NYPD is on the case. Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna stood up for capitalism by pepper spraying a deaf girl and several other female bystanders last Saturday. A 24-year-old coffee shop employee who came out to check on the commotion was bravely judo flipped, smacked in the head, cuffed and arrested by another pillar of law enforcement, and two elderly women were also treated to a taste of righteous, non-discriminatory NYPD arrest procedure. In all, the NYPD is arresting an average of 80 demonstrators per day, mostly for photographing or videotaping officers clubbing, beating, and otherwise assisting demonstrators in the use of their medical insurance. Absent any serious reason for mass arrests, the NYPD is bravely and brazenly upping the ante by randomly beating and abusing anyone in the area of the protests, including –apparently– many tourists and unfortunate passersby. The mainstream media is doing their part by completely ignoring the protests, led by the New York Times, which sent a cub reporter on Saturday to sent in a riotously biased anti-demonstration report the likes of which wouldn’t pass the cut in an amateurish rural weekly. Those dirty commie hippies will get the message soon enough: we will not be inconvenienced!! Free the Fortune 500!!

  • Molon Labe

    Communists and Craigs of the World Unite!

  • dnb

    “The TWU has four main divisions: Railroad; Gaming; Airline; Transit; and Utility, University and Service.” Using higher math, I count five (or even seven). And what do transportation workers have to do with gaming?

  • Texas_Treeroach

    #22 — Relax tpartynitwit; the Unions have weighed in now!

    You’ll soon see a universal condemnation of the brutality you describe, and a renunciation of the entire capitalist system! All fabrications of actual events will receive equal and vehement condemnation. After all — the “system” is at the core of everything that is wrong with this topsy-toyvy world, isn’t it? You betcha!

    Those jobless students with skid-marks on their undies will soon be able to continue their diatribes, unhindered and unabashed into the wee hours of every morning of every day that it takes to slap this Country into sensibility.

    All the while, the Union troops will insure that traditional America will receive every insult it deserves.

    Get lost !!!

  • tpartynitwit

    Hey #25, this isn’t Madison, where the police lacked the pride to beat innocents senseless. This is NY, where the Finest know how to crack a few heads in the name of, well, whatever! Deputy Superintendent Bologna is the proud defendant in two previous federal cases of civil rights violations for “excessive use of force.” Given the Police Commissioner’s response so far, he and his brethren will rack up several more suits in the near future. After all, what’s a few million taxpayer dollars spent in defense of a police force so intent on preserving Wall Street bonuses they’ll pepper spray the handicapped and arrest grannies?! The unionistas don’t stand a chance. Hope the NYPD is stocking up on rubber bullets, tasers, and extra long riot clubs! Some review of the Chicago Police Riots in ’68 should help them get their clampdown on!! Go NYPD!! Smash heads!! You have nothing to fear but Patchouli!!

  • Texas_Treeroach

    I was in Chicago that summer of 1968. I was on Lake Shore Drive when the police showed up at the Democratic National convention. I was witness to what confronted them, and what they had to deal with, and the incredible pressure they were under to maintain any semblance of order and control for the safety of everyone.

    You are a Romantic in a twenty-first century world of black-and-white; an Arm-chair ideologue who undoubtedly feels uncomfortable if you need to walk the streets after dark. But rest assured, the police do just that, protecting your civil rights along with everyone else’s.

  • Jenna

    Mr. Hoft, you’re clueless. Washington DC and Wall Street have ruined White America and you have the temerity to denounce these protests? Pull you head out.

    You need to look much deeper into this.

    I hope they protest nation wrecking Hollywood next.

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  • eaglewingz08

    Forty thousand new york city households pay for ninety percent of nyc budget. Large percentage comes from wall street. Guess how many transit hobs will be around if they chase those 40000families from nyc? Can yoy say detroit?

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  • i warned you

    we are hungry you look good feeding time soon

  • Dudeski

    I thought the baggers initial gripe was over bank bailouts? But now they’re denigrating others for speaking out about the same thing?

    Pull your head out of your a$$ Hoft.

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