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ILWU sit in at PMA--happening now!
by from Stan Woods
Tuesday Apr 12th, 2011 10:47 AM
ILUW members from locals 10, 6, 54, and SEIU 1021 are now holding a sit-in at the PMA (Pacifica Maritime Association) offices at 475 - 14th street, Oakland.
ILWU sit in of PMA--happening now!

Members of ILUW locals 10, 6, 54, and SEIU 1021 are now holding a sit-in at the offices of the PMA (Pacifica Maritime Association) at 475 - 14th street in Oakland. Jack Heyman & Richard Mead are there.

This is because the PMA (Pacifica Maritime Association) is suing the ILWU over the shutdown of the Port of Oakland and SF docks on Monday, April 4.
Also, the PMA is reportedly hiring non-union workers at Port Chicago and San Diego.

Presumably, the police will be soon arresting these labor activists; so anybody who happens to be in the area please go there to be a witness. A supporting demonstration on the street outside the offices would be helpful if people can get there in time.

That is at the PMA (Pacifica Maritime Association) office at 475 - 14th street in Oakland, across the street from City Hall.

This was reported by phone to Daniel Borgström from ILWU member Stan Woods who is at the sit-in.
§Action over - No arrests
by Stan Woods Tuesday Apr 12th, 2011 1:25 PM
The action is now over. The PMA refused to meet with the delegation and after several hrs . people decided to leave . Richard Phelps Atty. volunteered his services and served as a Legal liason with the OPD.

In yet another anti-union attack the PMA (Pacific Maritime Assoc. ) has decided to strike back against ILWU Local 10 for it's April 4 Soldarity action with the Workers of Wisconsin (and everywhere ! )

They are also reportly using US Army reservists instead of Union Longshore at what was formerly known as the Port Chicago in Concord . And reports are now coming in re Port of San Diego . details unclear.

This is just the beginning. Any and everyone who is interested in defending workers rights are invited to attend a Emergency Planning meeting this Thursday 4/14 7 Pm Longshore Hall Henry Schmitt room 400 Northpoint /Mason SF .

Endorsed by the SF Labor Council on 4/12 .

( See Channel 2 and 7 news at 5 and 6pm today for film of the event . Also filmed by the Labor Video project )