April 4th, 2011 was a national day of labor solidarity by organizations such as the AFL-CIO, and direct action against ocean freight companies and banks from groups such as US Uncut and Bail Out the People.
From the article by IndyBay Media reporter David Welsh:
“Oakland, CA, April 4, 2011 – The power of workers to bring production to a halt was on dramatic display April 4th, when longshore workers of ILWU Local 10 shut down the ports of Oakland and San Francisco for 24 hours, in solidarity with the heroic struggles in Wisconsin.”
This was described as an “organized act of resistance” by rank-and-file dock workers.
April 4th also saw a group of teachers shut down a Wells Fargo bank branch for 3 hours.
“About 100 teachers and supporters chanted, marched and sat down at the bank entrance, effectively shutting down the bank for three hours. They set up a makeshift classroom in the bank plaza to teach about the key role of the banks in bringing on today’s economic crisis. OEA President Betty Olson-Jones pointed out that Wells Fargo received a $50 Billion federal bailout, and the people chanted: ‘Banks took our money…Now give it to the schools!”
Read the whole story here.