Occupy Wall St. chained subway gates open at 20 NYC stations as prelude to general strike in April
The protesters claimed they had help executing their scheme from “rank- and-file” subway workers in the Transport Workers Union and Amalgamated Transit Union
Both of those unions represent MTA employees.
A spokesman for the TWU — which is locked in contract talks with the MTA — said the union would never sanction that type of action because workers caught could lose their job."
- 3/29/12, "OWS takes rail action," NY Post, by Jamie Schram and Jennifer Fermino