New York City, November 15, 2011 – The Executive Board of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution in support of Occupy Wall Street and to condemn the eviction of the 99% from Zuccotti Park (Liberty Square). The union, which is the largest local in the American Postal Workers Union, believes that it is imperative that everyone take a stand in support of Occupy Wall Street and the right of the 99% to exercise its constitutionally protected right to free speech and the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The New York Metro Area Postal Union sees that Occupy Wall Street has been a beacon in the struggle that all working people are facing in the unrelenting attacks from Wall Street and, therefore, Occupy Wall Street must be defended.
Postal workers and the public that we serve are fighting to Save America’s Postal Service and prevent the closing of thousands of post offices and hundreds of mail processing facilities which will impact tremendously on the people who depend upon the Postal Service the most, the elderly, the disabled, the poor and small business owners. This is just one struggle in a myriad of attacks on working people that Occupy Wall Street has been able to bring into focus so everyone can see. An injury to one is an injury to all.
Occupy Wall Street is the vanguard of the movement of people who are seeking justice and accountability, it is more than just one physical space; it is an idea that can’t be stopped.
We are the 99%.
Legislative and Political Director
New York Metro Area Postal Union
350 West 31st Street , 3rd floor
New York , NY 10001