In this episode, Leslie Marshall talks with Stan Johnson, International Secretary-Treasurer and Fred Redmond, International Vice President of Human Affairs for the United Steelworkers (USW) about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
During their discussion, they talked about the frustration of people who are organizing all across America. This grassroots movement was initiated by middle-class people who are worried about their future and the corporate takeover of this country. It is not a movement funded by corporate interests like the Tea Party, but individuals gathering together to voice their opinions and to have their rights upheld.
Both Johnson and Redmond agreed that this movement is in its infancy and will continue to grow. In the past few weeks, labor unions have joined to support the protest, realizing that many of their members are represented by the 99 percent who are struggling.
They discussed how Republicans are either trying to ignore the protest, blame and insult the working class or fault unions for economic woes of this country instead of being truthful with the nation in reporting corporate greed as the culprit.