SEIU Renting DC Offices For Occupy Movement
Obama’s favorite union is apparently really buddy-buddy with the Occupiers:
A labor union with strong ties to President Obama is helping make the Occupy Wall Street movement a more permanent fixture in the nation’s capital, moving Occupy DC into office space the group can use to organize and grow through the presidential election.
The Service Employees International Union, one of Obama’s most vocal supporters among labor groups, is paying $4,000 a month for three offices the Occupy protesters will use for at least the next six months to plan future demonstrations, organize and host workshops.
And talk about irony of ironies, check out where the office is located!
The offices are at the Institute for Policy Studies, a nonprofit progressive group headquartered at 16th and L streets NW, amid the major law firms, trade groups and lobbying shops that Occupiers have spent the past seven months denouncing. The offices are just a short distance from the tent city Occupy DC established in McPherson Square in October.
It’s getting harder and harder for Obama to keep the Occupiers at arm’s length… at least without failing the laugh test.