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Federal Employees Join Occupy Wall Street

Friday, 04 Nov 2011 10:53 AM

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Federal unionized employees rallied in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Washington. The workers participated in a rally at Lafayette Square across from the White House Thursday, The Washington Post reported.

“Most federal employees consider themselves to be part of the 99 percent,” Saul Schniderman, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Library of Congress Guild, told the Post. “And many of us believe in the principles of social justice, just like the protesters in Occupy D.C.

“Everyone needs to pay their fair share, and this includes Wall Street corporations with their record profits and their CEOs with their skyrocketing salaries. I rallied today with other federal workers and unions to protest the influence that today’s modern-day robber barons have on our economy.”

Gregory Junemann, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, told the Post that as a “labor organization, IFPTE fully supports the Occupy movement. I think the goals and feelings of the Occupy movement are directly in line with that of labor. It certainly is refreshing for IFPTE, as I imagine it is for all of labor, to see what this organic movement stands for and to see it grow.”
Federal unions have also supported the Occupy movement with rain tarps, ponchos and umbrellas, the Post reported.

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