#occupywallstreet "Occupy Wall Street" infiltrated an art auction at the famous Sotheby's auction house (VIDEO)

Disrupt Sotheby's Art Auction (VIDEO)
by: Matt Renner, Truthout | Report

Activists from the ongoing occupation in lower Manhattan called "Occupy Wall Street" infiltrated an art auction at the famous Sotheby's auction house and gallery, giving voice to the demands of the Occupy Wall Street movement and to stand in solidarity with Sotheby's workers who have been locked out in an ongoing labor dispute.

Video of the action is below:

Forty-three members of the Teamsters Local 814, the art handlers at Sotheby's, were locked out on August 1, in the midst of contract negotiations. A press release issued by the Occupy Wall Street activists describes the hardball negotiating tactics of the Sotheby's management as a bid to destroy their workers' retirement protections and to replace the skilled handlers with temporary workers without benefits: "

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