Representatives of the SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indianareleased a video last week of a recent Occupy Chicago solidarity demonstration where participants solicited donations for "the rich" in front of the Chicago Board of Trade.
The SEIU has been an active participant in most of Chicago's large-scale Occupy demonstrations. Several members and allies of the union participated in the occupation of Washington, D.C. last week, which included sit-ins at the offices of Illinois representatives.
During the demonstration, participants dressed in Santa hats and festive holiday attire sang Christmas carols with lyrics altered to reflect their concerns about wealth distribution and the need for job creation. Baskets collected tongue-in-cheek donations that emphasized wide income gaps in the city.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that SEUI Local 1 was responsible for the donations for the rich demonstration. It was actually organized by SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana.
WATCH the demonstration here: