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    Unions Join Wall Street Protest

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, 2011 New York City. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations have begun living in a park in the Financial District near Wall Street. The activists have been gradually converging on Wall Street over the past week to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among other issues. Nearly 80 people were arrested over the weekend in a series of incidents with the police as the protesters attempted to march uptown.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    The “Occupy Wall Street” protests, still a small group of several hundred people even in their third week, could be poised to grow a lot bigger. Several major unions have pledged their support and plan to join in coming days. On Tuesday, more than 700 uniformed pilots joined in the demonstration, demanding better pay. And on Wednesday night, the executive board of the New York Transit Workers Union voted unanimously to support the protest. The union then took to Twitter to urge its 38,000 active members to march on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in a demonstration sponsored by another eight labor and community outreach organizations. “They’re voicing our message, why not join them?” the TWU Local 100 spokesman told The Village Voice.

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