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No Work Today! Justice For Oscar Grant! ILWU Shuts Bay Area Ports October 23, 2010
by Labor Video Project
Tuesday Oct 26th, 2010 10:04 AM
Northern California ILWU longshore workers closed all bay area ports on October 23, 2010 to join a rally for justice in the case of Oscar Grant. Many trade unionists spoke out about the issues that brought them to the rally for justice in the case of Oscar Grant.

No Work Today! Justice For Oscar Grant! ILWU Shuts Bay Area Ports October 23, 2010
On October 23, 2010, the ILWU shut down Northern California ports to support
a rally for justice for Oscar Grant. Grant was murdered by BART policeman Johannes
Mehserle and the ILWU and other unions are demanding that the killer get a full
sentence of 14 years. This was the first labor action to protest the growing repression
of Black and Latino youth by police forces. Other unions joining the ILWU included
the Oakland Education Association, SEIU 1021, CUE-IBT UCB and rank and file
members of BART ATU 1555.
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§OEA Teachers Join ILWU Longshore Workers
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Oct 26th, 2010 10:04 AM

Oakland Education Association leaders and members joined the ILWU longshore workers to demand justice and funding for education in West Oakland and other poor areas of the city.