The Occupy Seattle team is claiming that the union employees at the port didn't lose their pay. In fact, according to the Stranger, they did.
Considering the scope of yesterday's west coast port protests, I'd have to call shutting down all or parts of four ports a bit of a success. But when they're impacting the livelihoods of fellow members of the 99 Percent, Occupiers need to honestly own up to the consequences of their actions, even if they're unintended.Some folks got upset when I wrote yesterday that this port action was giving me pause. It seems I had a point. Fancy that.
So here's a free PR tip to the Occupy Seattle media team: It's more effective to spin the facts than to ignore them.