What do you think about Occupy Wall Street's Message?

Alfredo Lopez

Alfredo Lopez

Gillig

“They’re wasting city money. The issue is good, but they need to organize differently, like the Teamsters. The rich should pay the same level of taxes as poor people. Business should be paying taxes.”

Bette Valle

Bette Valle

Certainteed

“The cops are acting out of proportion; they should let the people be because they’re not doing anything wrong. We work our butts off and the rich don’t do anything while the poor are getting poorer.”

Charles MacIntire

Charles MacIntire

Aramark Uniform

“OW S gets people talking about big business. The 1% are making all the money on the backs of working people. I went to Occupy San Francisco with my wife and dog—it was great!”

Frank Soares

Frank Soares

Central Concrete Supply

“They have their purpose. I wish somebody with a name would speak for them. I don’t know about spending the night. We’re losing our middle class. I support the movement and the issue.”

Gabriel Valles

Gabriel Valles

Cemex-SF

“I agree with them. We need to stand up with poor people. I’ve seen it on the TV News. The demonstrations really helped me think about the issues.”

Greg Szatmari

Greg Szatmari

Longview Fiber

“It’s about democracy and the union and union jobs. The movement is good but it has to be done right. No violence. That’s what’ll shut it down. I think it should grow. The 1% should pay their fair share. They wouldn’t be as rich as they are if they paid their fair share all along. The working man pays 33%, the rich pay 15%, and they’re not employing people.”

Mabel Runner

Mabel Runner

Kraft Foods

“I understand what they’re trying to do. I wouldn’t want to camp out myself though. Wealthy people should pay their fair share, but they don’t want to give up their wealth.”

Robert Preston

Robert Preston

Peerless Coffee

“They have the right idea. Unfortunately, a group of people make it look bad. The big banks are squeezing smaller people too hard and not allowing us to grow as they grow.”

Shane Keith

Shane Keith

Cargill Salt

“They’re doing the right thing protesting. They’re being heard, that’s for sure. The 1% should be taxed; that’s just fairness. It should be equal, no matter what tax bracket you’re in.”