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Occupy Atlanta Rides Public Transit to Petition Against Layoffs

On March 3rd, 2012, Occupy Atlanta rode MARTA trains for a third weekend in a row to collect signatures for a petition against layoffs at AT&T.  Layoffs planned by AT&T this time are a widespread maneuver to eliminate hundreds of workers that will be replaced by other workers willing to earn lower salaries. Daniel Hanley, with the help of fellow activists Russell, Bear and Misty were able to collect several signatures and spread the word to hundreds of public transit users.

2 comments on “Occupy Atlanta Rides Public Transit to Petition Against Layoffs

  1. Madigan
    March 4, 2012

    My reply to the “what’s in it for me?” lady who asked if they’d give her a job, would have been something like, “Well, ma’am, if they lay off over 700 people, that’s 700+ more people you’ll now be competing with as you continue your own job search, making it that much tougher for you.”

    Some people just don’t get it.

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