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Class Warfare

Powerful Unions Back Occupy L.A.'s Class Warfare Downtown

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Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:02 AM

click to enlarge Occupying L.A. near Disney Hall. - HAROLD ABRAMOWITZ
  • Harold Abramowitz
  • Occupying L.A. near Disney Hall.
Those rabble-rousers that have been stirring things up downtown L.A. in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement just got some powerful backers.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) said hell yes to Occupy L.A. in a statement released last night. Lest you forget the federation is one of the most powerful forces in L.A. politics.

So what's the kingmaker doing in bed with the people in the street? Here's how the federation explains it:

The Los Angeles labor movement stands with its sisters and brothers occupying Wall Street, downtown Los Angeles, and cities and towns across the country who are fed up with an unfair economy that works for 1% of Americans while the vast majority of people struggle to pay the bills, get an education and raise their families.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is mobilizing for a fair economy across the country including in Los Angeles. This movement is taking a stand against the corporate bullies, banks and investment firms that not only created our economic collapse in 2008, but continue to take advantage of it today, making billions in profits while demanding further wage and benefit cuts from American workers.

Ah, the proletariat against the corporate douches. The line has been drawn, and in L.A. the city's power brokers are no friends of Wall Street.

Maria Elena Durazo, federation leader:

We must continue to speak out, organize and work together in order to rebuild the middle class.

[@dennisjromero/djromero@laweekly.com]

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