- Posted December 8, 2012 by
New York City, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Walking into a Protest
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Yesterday, Thursday December 6th, I was in Time Square New York photographing the Holiday Experience for my family back home. While I was looking through my lens, I notice a News Van; which is not unusual for that part of Manhattan, but there was a small crowd starting to build around it. I waited a moment, but the crowd was not doing anything out of the ordinary, so I continue walking around the square looking for Holiday themes.
After a while, I realize that I was surrounded by blue collar workers. For this reason, I looked for the crowd around the News Van and this time they were handing out signs. With in seconds the workers started chanting, "Union, union, union!" Quickly, I started to shoot.
What I had learned was this rally was organize by, Build Up NYC. The District Council of Carpenters have formed an alliance with other building trades unions and SEIU 32BJ to fight for good jobs and responsible development. Overall, their focus is to stand up for good jobs so they can move the country forward.