• OWS

A few months ago, Occupy Seattle voted to join Occupy Wall Street in endorsing a general strike. Point of interest: During the Seattle General Strike of 1919, around 60,000 workers, 19% of the city's total population, walked off the job and effectively paralyzed the city. The vote to strike happened, incidentally, while many of the city's prominent (and more moderate) union leaders were at a meeting in Chicago. You can read more about that at

What will you do on May 1? Will any Sloggers stay away from work and school, either quietly (by calling in sick, for example) or loudly (by announcing your intentions)?