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Oct 5

Larry Hanley Occupies Wall Street on 'Ed Show' (MSNBC), Approximately 10:20 PM EDT Tonight

International President Larry Hanley will appear on the ‘Ed Show,’ at 10:20 PM EDT, tonight on the cable news channel, MSNBC.

Hanley will be discussing the ATU’s support for the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in New York and all around the country.

ATU members participated in the Occupy Wall Street March today in New York City.  Hanley pledged ATU’s support for the movement saying, “The ATU applauds the Occupy Wall Street activists for their courage and strength to expose the greed and corruption on Wall Street as the rest of America struggles to survive. These young people are speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have profited on the backs of hard working people.”

““While we battle it out day after day, month after month, the millionaires and billionaires on Wall Street sit idly by – untouched – and lecture us on the level of our sacrifice.” he continued.  "Working Americans have sacrificed too much already. Transit riders have paid with record fare increases and service cuts.  How dare they demand that we coddle the rich while poor people are losing their benefits and millions are becoming poor?”

Hanley urges all members to participate in “Occupy” demonstrations taking place in their area.