Occupy Wall Street: Unions join protests. Will message change?
- October 6, 2011
- David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor and Alaska Dispatch October 5, 2011
From the Christian Science Monitor:
In New York City and beyond, the Occupy Wall Street movement is starting to get support from organized labor and, with it, access to important resources. But the support could change the focus of the loosely knit group, making it even harder for organizers to rally around a single message.... Until now, the "Occupy" protests have operated as a loose coalition of activist groups, with varying messages across different rallies. Union involvement could be just what it needs to coalesce into a unified movement. "Union support brings resources," says David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine who studies protest movements. "They have money, experienced organizers, membership lists, and coherent agendas."
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