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TWSC May Day Event: "Workers and The Struggle Against Government Repression"
Date Sunday May 01
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
400 North Point St and Mason next to the Fisherman's Wharf Sheraton on the 2nd Fl.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorTransport Workers Solidarity Committee
SF May Day Forum Of TWSC
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Friday, Apr. 22, 2005 at 12:15 AM
N. California Transport workers will discuss the attacks they face and how tranportation workers can go on the offensive.

May Day Labor Forum
"Workers and The Struggle Against Government Repression"
Sunday May 1, 2005 7:30 PM
ILWU Local 10
400 North Point St. San Francisco

Speakers:
Trent Willis, ILWU Local 10 President
Bob Blanchet, IBT Port Organizer, IBT Local 287 San Jose
Harold Brown, ATU Local 1555 (BART)
Jerome Otis, Chair of the N. California Chapter Of Teamsters National Black Caucus
Brian Lewis, Chair UTU Local #239, Union Pacific
Jack Heyman, member ILWU Local 10 and Transport Workers Solidarity Committee

During the 2002 contract struggle, the employers lock out of longshore workers was followed by Bush's invoking of the slave labor Taft-Hartley act. Government and employer attacks have increased in tandem with the booming globalization of trade. Transport workers around the world have borne the brunte of these joint attacks- a Teamster organizer was killed in El Salvador last year during an organizing drive of Maersk port truckers, railroad unions in Britain and Japan have been devastated by privatization, while dockworkers in Barcelona and Rotterdam protesting union-busting privatization were attacked by police. What challenges for workers lie ahead? How can the labor movement defend against joint attacks? Come celebrate May Day and hear union officials and militant rank and file transport workers address these burning questions.

When: May 1, 2005 7:00 PM

Where: ILWU Local 10
Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St. (Fisherman's Wharf next to Sheraton Hotel)
San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (http://www.worker-solidarity.org)
http://www.worker-solidarity.org
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 22nd, 2005 9:40 AM

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