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9/26 Forum "Independent Union, Democracy & The AFL-CIO"
by Bay Area Labor Action (carltv214 [at] [at]
Saturday Sep 4th, 2004 3:30 PM
The growing crisis within the AFL-CIO is connected with the fact that thousands of trade unionists are now voting to leave the AFL-CIO. This forum will look at why this taking place and what needs to be done to unite workers against the attack they face.
Bay Area Labor Action Forum

"Independent Unions, Democracy and The AFL-CIO"

Sunday September 26, 2004 12:00 noon
Fellowship Of Humanity
390 27th St./Broadway
Oakland, CA

Donation Requested: $3.00 no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Rutillio Rivas, United Service Workers For Democracy Local 87
Michael Connell, Past Vice President SEIU Local 87
Ray Quan, Vice President SEIU Bart Chapter Local 790 (invited)
Mary Ann Ring, President elect UCSF CUE Local 6
Representative of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 9 (invited)

The growing attack on working people and organized labor is now combing with a growing anger and disgust with the lack of democracy and fightback by the AFL-CIO. Despite significant obstacles, tens of thousands of workers are voting to decertify AFL-CIO unions. This forum will look at why workers are leaving the AFL-CIO and what differences that they have with unions within the AFL-CIO. We will also discuss how labor can develop a united front against the growing economic and political assaults by both the Republicans and Democrats.

Bay Area Labor Action is part of a national network of trade unionists fighting for a more democratic trade union movement and for the labor movement to mobilize independently of the Democrats and Republicans. It includes workers within the AFL-CIO, in other unions and unorganized workers.

For further information on this forum please contact
415-786-7530 email carltv214 [at]
415-415-750-1091 Email gata [at]
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by Reality Check (burtone [at]
Thursday Sep 9th, 2004 11:27 AM
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 9 is not a legitamate union. They are a front group for business interests.

Check out
The AMFA FAQs Website

The Website for Teamsters Airline Mechanics answers questions about the Airline Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and its ties to an anti-union legal firm and its attempts to decertify legitimate unions.
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