|MORE picket supporting Con Ed workers|
MORE folks showed up to the picket line today with hand made signs and were warmly received! When the picket captain saw us he rounded us up and marched us up Irving Place between the two picket lines on each sidewalk. About 1000 workers were there cheering us and thanking us for the solidarity.
We decided before leaving to congregate again this Saturday at noon (in front of Whole Foods again) and march over together, hopefully in bigger numbers! Come! These workers are risking so much, they just got their health care axed and they need our support...
We walked from Whole Foods to 4 Irving Pl, Con Ed HQ- They gave us a hero's welcome. The UAUW Local 1-2 marshals who were organizing the lines (probably union delegate/reps) marched us on to streets. On both sides there were picket lines, they all got so excited to see us chanting teacher, teacher. Loud whistles, noise makers. the crowd went nuts.We got thumbs, high fives, people thanked us, we were actually embarrassed actually felt bad there were so few of us. Every press photographer came and took photos of us.
The most active labor organization in support of local 1-2 has been TWU Local 100.They showed up at the rallies, very active on Twitter to show up at the picket. They're led by former opposition groups.