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International Labor Panel: Labor, War, and Repression
Date Sunday July 18
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
ILWU Local 10 (Henry Schmidt Room)
400 North Point St. (near Mason St.)
San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorLaborFest 2004
International Labor Panel: Labor, War, and Repression
July 18 (Sunday) 5:30 p.m. Free
ILWU Local 10 (Henry Schmidt Room)
400 North Point St. (near Mason St.), San Francisco

Join the Doro-Chiba Railway workers from Japan, KCTU Seoul unionists from Korea, and others from around the world as reports are made on the use of the war as a pretext to eliminate labor and democratic rights for transportation workers.

In Japan the government is seeking to militarize all transportation workers, and in response to these assaults many Japanese unions are organizing against the repressive legislation which would destroy their right to strike and organize.

Korean workers also face increased attacks on their democratic labor rights. Activist local leaders of the KCTU have committed suicide in protest of this labor repression. The Korean government is now allowing employers to legally seize the personal homes and property of unionists who go on strike.

In the U.S. the government is seeking to require biometric identity cards for twelve million transportation workers, allowing companies to screen out union activists and leaders.

Co-sponsored by the Million Worker March Committee and ILWU Local 10.

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LaborFest 2004 is a month of film, music, poetry, theater, talks, tours, and other events celebrating labor, our history and future. Held every July since 1994, LaborFest commemorates San Francisco's 1934 General Strike. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.laborfest.net
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