In These Times: SEIU Leads Protest Against Goldman’s So-Called ‘God’s Work’
SEIU President Andy Stern is joining hundreds of progressives—maybe more—in a newly organized protest outside the Washington, D.C., offices of Goldman Sachs on Monday at noon. SEIU is part of a co-sponsoring coalition, Americans For Financial Reform, that also includes the AFL-CIO and the advocacy groups Public Citizen and National People’s Action.
Fury is mounting over Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s comment that he’s just a banker “doing God’s work.” SEIU said in a press release:
President Andy Stern and hundreds of taxpayers will converge on the Washington headquarters of Goldman Sachs to demand an end to multi-billion dollar bonuses and the Too Big To Fail Doctrine and call for immediate Congressional action on real financial reform. This is the latest in a national mobilization launched last month as 5,000 taxpayers from 20 states converged on the American Bankers Association convention in Chicago to demand Wall Street and big banks stop fighting reforms that will protect our families from the next crisis.