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California Labor Unity Rally - Defend Port Workers Rights!
Date Wednesday July 24
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Wed., July 24, 12 noon 550 California St., San Francisco (between Montgomery & Kearny Sts.(headquarters of the Pacific Maritime Association bosses)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorPortworkers Solidarity Committee
Wed., July 24, 12 noon 550 California St., San Francisco (between Montgomery & Kearny Sts.(headquarters of the Pacific Maritime Association bosses) Defend Portworkers' Rights! The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) is in a stand-off with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the Bush Administration, and a coalition of corporate interests (WalMart, The Gap, Nike, etc.) The PMA bosses are trying to slash hard-won health benefits and break the union by using technology to oursource jobs. Workers and progressive people across the West Coast are ornganizing to defend to the ILWU workers, whose jobs help set the standard for workers' rights and wages. No Government Union-Busting! Claiming this is an issue of "Homeland Security," Tom Ridge has threatened government intervention if the dockworkers decide to strike. Don't let the Bush Administration turn its "endless war" against the workers! Real national security is security of our jobs and health care, not attacks on immirgrant and workers' rights. An Injury to One is an Injury to All! The ILWU workers have a long history of struggle and solidarity . The union grew out of the militant maritime and general strike in San Francisco in 1934. They took the lead in fighting apartheid in South Africa by refusing to unloadd cargo. They supported the SF newspaper workers strike in 1994 by refusing to unoald the newsprint. They shut down the West Coast ports to defend Mumia Abu-Jamal and shut them down again during the WTO meetings. They have deep roots in our communities: Now they need our support! Don't miss this important solidarity rally! Sponsored by the California Labor Federation; AFL-CIO, ILWU; San Francisco Labor Council; SEIU 790; Teamsters To endorse or for more info call the Portworkers Solidarity Committee at (415) 821-6545 www.PortSolidarity2002.org solidarity
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