SEIU Pays for New OccupyDC Offices, Instructs them not to… Occupy

Not content with creating jobs for Occupy Wall Street lawbreakers, the Service Employees International Union has decided to put up offices for their organizers, to the tune of $24,000 over the next 6 months:

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.

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.

Occupiers moved into their new digs Monday. The SEIU will pay the rent for six months, said John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies.

One particular irony the article fails to address is the image that came with the article:

That’s right- the sign adorning the new offices of the Occupy movement includes a rule against… Occupying.
Also fascinating is that the sign also instructs members not to do drugs or engage in physical violence, sexual acts, sexual harassment, vandalism, disrespectand SLEEPING (emphasis not added). What’s fascinating is that every single one of these specific acts have been observed and reported happening at Occupy events across the country.Apparently SEIU wants to have their movement, and ignore its faults as well. It will be interesting to see whether this project continues, or if they’ll treat the property like they treated the Brooklyn house for the “Occupy Our Homes” project- by completely trashing the place.Unfortunately, it seems that SEIU has turned a blind eye to the reality of the OWS movement’s behaviors. At very least, they should stop funding the movement with their member’s dues money.
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