United Steelworkers union, North America's largest, joins Occupy Wall Street

Leadership of the United Steelworkers (USW), with 1.2 million active and retired members, issued a statement on Friday in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. "[The USW] stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. The brave men and women, many of them young people without jobs, who have been demonstrating around-the-clock for nearly two weeks in New York City are speaking out for the many in our world."