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October 6, 2011
Wall Street marches are nothing new for Michael Mulgrew. In May, Mulgrew and his predecessor at the United Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, marched with thousands from City Hall to Wall Street in protest of a budget deficit that threatened to lay off more than 4,000 teachers.
Last night, Mulgrew and members from the UFT were back in the familiar setting. This time, they were in a 15,000-people march that was part of Occupy Wall Street. After meeting at Foley Square for a rally, where leaders from more than a dozen unions spoke (Here’s Mulgrew’s complete speech), the crowd chanted, sang and danced its way downtown to Liberty Square, where a smaller contingent has taken up residence for the last two weeks. (more…)