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SF Labor Council Backs ILWU Local 10 Initiated Oct 23 Oakland Rally Demanding "Justice For Oscar Grant"
by SF Labor Council
Tuesday Sep 14th, 2010 9:34 PM
The San Francisco Labor Council has voted to back the ILWU Local 10 initiated rally on October 23 in Oakland to demand "Justice For Oscar Grant"
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SF Labor Council Backs ILWU Local 10 Initiated Oct 23 Oakland Rally Demanding "Justice For Oscar Grant"

http://www.sflaborcouncil.org/ViewUpload/559

Resolution in Support of October 23 ILWU Rally
for Justice for Oscar Grant


Whereas, Oscar Grant’s killer, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle,
received a verdict of involuntary manslaughter on July 8, 2010 and will be
sentenced to November 5; and

Whereas, video tapes show clearly that Oscar Grant was lying face down on
the Fruitvale BART platform, waiting to be handcuffed with another cop’s
boot on his neck posing no threat when he was shot in the back and killed in
cold blood by Mehserle; and

Whereas, black and brown racial minorities, and especially immigrant workers
today, struggling for equal rights have borne the brunt of police violence; and

Whereas, the 1934 General Strike was initiated after the murder of two
strikers by police during the West Coast Maritime Strike; and

Whereas, ILWU Local 10 has initiated the call for a mass labor and
community protest rally on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Noon in Oakland’s
Frank Ogawa Plaza calling for justice for Oscar Grant in the sentencing of
Johannes Mehserle,

Therefore be it Resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council endorses this
rally along with other labor unions, community groups, civil rights
organizations, civil liberties organizations and will help to mobilize for this
rally for justice for Oscar Grant by communicating their endorsement and the
time and place of the rally to affiliated unions, area Labor Councils and
community allies through fax blast and other means.

Submitted by Marcus Holder, ILWU 10, and adopted unanimously by the San
Francisco Labor Council on September 13, 2010.

Respectfully,

Tim Paulson
Executive Director

OPEIU3 AFL-CIO 11
§ILWU members were murdered by police
by SF Labor Council Tuesday Sep 14th, 2010 9:34 PM
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The San Francisco police murdered two ILWU strikers and beat many members and supporter