Occupy Missouri demonstration is a part of the Occupy Movement which began on Sept. 17, 2011 with the original Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City. It is made up of Occupy demonstrations taking place throughout Missouri, including OccupySTL.
In an Oct. 24, 2011 article by Hugh Mcvey and Herb Johnsonon published in "Talking Union", an online newsletter of Democratic Socialists of America, labor participation in Occupy Missouri was discussed:
- "Our brothers and sisters were mobilized and energetic on the days of the Occupy marches. Participation was seen by the American Federation of Teachers Local 420, AFGE Local 3354, Missouri National Education Association, SEIU Local 1, Teamsters Local 688 and 682, Communication Workers of America Local 6300, LIUNA (Laborers) Local 110, 660, 840, 42 and 44, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, UAW Local 2250, 1760, 1887, and 282, UFCW Local 655 and 88, United Steelworkers Local 50, Pipefitters Local 562, Insulators International (AWIU), AFSCME, Bricklayers Local 1, St Louis Building and Construction Trades, Operating Engineers Local 148, Ironworkers 148, IBEW Local 1 and 124, Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, Machinists Union District 9, American Postal Workers Union District DAL, IUAW, among others."
- Talking Union: Labor Joins Occupy Missouri, Oct. 14, 2011 (accessed on Dec. 19, 2011)