Service Employees International Union
- Wikipedia: go to wikipedia entry
- Their Website: http://www.seiu.org/
- Evidence of prior Occupy knowledge: Their “community organizer” job posting – Anything seem familiar?
To those of us in-the-know, it is clear that this whole Occupy movement was planned well in advance. There’s the Adbusters seed, calling for the movement. There is certain evidence of prior knowledge, like the craigslist ads. Also, several teams have been identified as early contributors in multiple cities. But how far back does it go? We are still digging and annoying sources for more info on this subject. However, we were able to find this. Some interesting words from an SEIU organizer, Steven Lerner. According to statements made (and allegedly made) by Steven, it seems they planned on starting this initiative as early as March 2011. A full six months prior to the first Occupy Wall Street occupation at Zuccotti Park. Beyond the early discussions we were a bit surprised to hear some of the language used. It’s not profanity or anything like that. Listen for yourself.
The Lerner Tapes:
This edited clip comes courtesy of a random youtuber. full lecture is posted here by SEIU
In this video Steven Lerner was unknowingly recorded (allegedly) in a meeting discussing the plans.
Some candid video of Mr. Lerner, apparently doing what he does best.
A Relationship Map of Steven Lerner