Updated 04/04/2012 04:15 PM
Transit Union Members Join Occupy Demonstrators In Subway Protests
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Occupy Wall Street protesters teamed up with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 to take their protest movement underground Wednesday.
Among the demonstrators' tactics: placing decals on subway seats that read "Priority Seating for the 1%."
They say the goal is to call attention to how much of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's operating funds go directly to Wall Street.
"We're making a statement to people who use the MTA system. Most people do not understand that 20 percent of the fare right now is going to pay specifically for financial services to the MTA," said Occupy Wall Street protester Jeffrey Brewer.
"We want decent train service and with that kind of money in the bank, why are the rates rising? And why are services being cut?" said Occupy Wall Street protester Aaron Black.
Organizers say the day-long series of events was meant to highlight funding and infrastructure needs across the nation.