"Take me out to the tax game."
That's what protesters donning Dodger-esque baseball uniforms sang today — the deadline for filing taxes — on the streets of Manhattan, as they protested what they say are corporate tax loopholes. Members of several local unions including UFT, New York Communities for Change and 32BJ, participated in the Tax Day protest.
The "Tax Dodgers," who channel the Occupy movement's 99 percent theme, held a rally at James A. Farley Post Office, then marched to Trump Towers where a birthday party for Ann Romney was hosted by Donald and Melania Trump.
"Today is about making sure that our voices are heard," Vickie Owens, Vice-President of 1199's Retirees' Division, said in a statement. "I worked hard for many years to make sure that once I was ready to retire, I could do so comfortably, but the companies who benefited from that work are now refusing to do their part. It's not right."
The "Tax Dodgers" continued their march to Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase, where speakers shared stories of foreclosure, immigration and higher education struggles.