According to The Daily Caller, a politically conservative news site (via The Detroit News), the United Auto Workers union is helping to organize a group called The 99% Spring, which describes itself as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The 99% Spring is a coalition of 43 organizations, but The Daily Caller says the UAW is the "powerhouse" behind the effort that seeks to train 100,000 Americans "for non-violent direct action." While UAW president Bob King has voiced support for the movement, an unknown source told The Detroit News that the UAW is merely a part of the coalition and is not its "mastermind."

Josh Bolotsky, a so-called online organizer listed as a contact for The 99% Spring, told The Daily Caller that "an independent tech issue led to some docs, both public and private, appearing briefly on [the UAW's public-facing web site]," adding that activists at the Movement Strategy Center and the New Organizing Institute were "[t]he chief co-coordinators of the overall project."

Full copies of the documentation obtained by The Daily Caller from the UAW website can be seen after the break... so we suggest you draw your own conclusions.
Uaw 99 Percent Spring Daily Caller

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      can see obama's finger prints all over this, keep on mind this is where your tax dollars went to save these people from losing their jobs
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      Jeremy I think you got confused and posted this article to the wrong web site, this site is about CARS, or at it was.
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      too many Americans with too high of expectations out of life and not willing to make the right choices to truly earn it. as long as the government is giving it out, the quality of life in this nation will continue declining. one day the Americans that still earn their own way and live within their means will run out of money for the government to give to the greedy and then where it's going to come from???? Any union protestor should be jailed with a high release price because they don't see how good they already have it and how many times their greedy demands have already been appeased.
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      Like another reason was needed for dumping the unions. The purpose of a union is not to benifit its members, it's to keep control of what its memebers do.
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        UnIons are hypocrits political tool for lobbyists. Markateusa you ae right they sleep in bed with the enemy.
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      Why don't they try to train them to work, everyone would be far better served.
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      Remember the 1960s and 70s? The communist loonies of those years have aged. They now control our government and the unions. There are solutions, America.
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      And thus, knowing they were trained, directed and probably paid, the value of the protest is greatly deminished. Such a protest will be easily discounted and even derided and disrespected.
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      So - the union bosses are admitting to the public that their workers aren't "smart enough" to strike and/or walk a picket???? If I were a member of the UAW (thank god, I'm not) I would DEMAND repayment of ALL my union dues and wave bye-bye in the rearview mirror. Guess the bosses are also admitting that they don't have enough work available for all their members, so they have to strike....makes ZERO sense, but then just about everything union related is making less and less sense.
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      just think.. that's approximately 3 times as the number of millionaires in the US. almost every single doctor in the US falls into the top 1%.. it's really the top .01 % these ****-faces are mad at..
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        yes i googled this the top 1% make over 380k per year. Granted thats a great living clearly not everyone in the 1% is living like a rapper.
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      this shouldnt come as a surprise. its the unions that have been financeing this since it started. what we need are more thugs, more rapes, stealing, child molesters, murder, propery destruction. this mindless 1% cant see how their being used by the liberals, remember when they first started your messiah said "your the reason i ran for president'. once they became violent and destructive the messiah hasnt mentioned them.
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      Rather than gripe about being in the 99%, why not try to become part of the 1%? My parents decided back in the mid 1980s that they weren't going to have enough for their retirement simply by putting money in savings and CDs. One of my father's friends from his former employer had been on the company pension board and did investment management for friends, to keep himself busy during retirement. So, he suggested stocks that he believed would increase in value, often while generating dividend income. Over the next 20 years, their net worth increased significantly.
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      the only thing the 99% represents is wealth envy at it's most out-of-control level. Unless the "1%" actually took money right out of the pockets of the so called 99% against their will, then the 99% willingly gave the money for a product or service they chose to purchase. By financial standards I am in the 99% but I am not in spirit because I recognize that capitalism is not the bulk of the problem tearing apart American families and "the American dream". The jumbo sized power craving corrupt government is the problem and it won't stop as long as the democrats are whipping the unionized and greedy Americans into a anti-capitalist frenzy. it's sick and sad.
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