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Published on Feb 13, 2012
Video shot from outside the building through glass walls; the sound you hear is a cop copter overhead and demonstrators outside building. What went down is described in this statement from folks in the Occupy ATlanta Media Group
From the Occupy Atlanta Media Group Feb 13, 2012
Occupy Atlanta Arrests
Today, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Jobs with Justice, and Occupy Atlanta were arrested in an act of civil disobedience that called on AT&T to rescind the order for 740 AT&T layoffs. This action is a result of AT&T's announcement that it would lay off 740 service technicians even after revenue soared in 2011 to almost 127 billion. The loss of 740 jobs not only affects each individual but the thousands of family members that they support. At a time in our country when the economy has been hit by massive unemployment and record breaking foreclosures, the CEO of AT&T made 27 million last year. This is the time to demand that the value of human life and well-being is more important than corporate advancement. Occupy Atlanta is committed to the fight for the rights of laborers and will continue to support CWA in its demands of AT&T. Tomorrow, February 14, Occupy Atlanta will stand with CWA in a rally at AT&T 675 West Peachtree St. We are asking AT&T to show their employees some love and rescind the lost of hundreds of jobs.