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WSJ’s take on Oakland general strike: ‘It fizzled’

Thursday, November 3, 2011

imageThe Wall Street Journal’s reportage describes the general strike called by Occupy Oakland as having “largely fizzled,” noting that “organizers failed to rally significant support from unions.” A couple of excerpts:

Occupy Oakland, the West Coast’s most volatile branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, said on its website that it was “asking all workers go on strike, call a vacation day or simply walk off the job.” . . . But relatively few workers [heeded] the strike call Wednesday, raising questions about the breadth of the movement’s support.”


Although Oakland Mayor Jean Quan gave permission to most city employees to observe the strike call if they wanted, spokeswoman Karen Boyd said few of the 4,000 workers did.

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