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May 1 SF ILWU/Labor March To Begin At 10:30 AM At Mason St. and Beach St. In The City
On May Day 2008, longshore workers and other trade unionists will join together in a march starting at 10:30 AM at Mason St. & Beach St. and will rally at the Justin Herman Plaza. They will also join with the immigrant rights marchers. At 6:00 PM there will be a potluck at ILWU Local 34 which is located at 2nd St and Embarcadero next to the AT&T ball park.
San Francisco/Oakland 2008
The ILWU West Coast longshore workers have voted to stop work to protest the US war and occupation on Iraq and Afghanistan on May Day 2008.
They have also called on the AFL-CIO, Change To Win (CTW) and other labor organizations to join them in action on May Day against the war and to commemorate the International Workers Holiday.
This website has been set up to help publicize this action and to get support from workers throughout the US. Please let us know if your union or oranization can endorse and take other actions.
MAY DAY, Thursday, May 1, 2008
10:30 am: Meet at Mason and Beach (in Fishersmans' Wharf). March to Justin Herman Plaza.
12:00 noon: Rally at Justin Herman Plaza.
1:30pm: Take the "J" Car to Dolores Park.
2:00 pm: Assemble at Dolores Park for the Immigrants' Rights May Day March.
OAKLAND 3:00 pm: Assemble at Fruitvale BART Station for Oakland's Immigrants' Rights May Day March. March to Oakland City Hall.
3:30 pm: March to Civic Center.
5:00 pm: Immigrants' Rights May Day Rally at Civic Center.
OAKLAND 6:00 pm: Oakland's Immigrants' Rights May Day Rally at Oakland City Hall.
6:00 pm: Take the "N" Car to AT&T Baseball Park.
6:00 pm Community MAY DAY Potluck Celebration!
ILWU Local 34
801 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Meetings and Events:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 9:00 am through Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 6:00 pm: The March from Hollywood to the Docks
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 @ 7:00 pm (weekly)
May Day Organizing Committee
International Maritime Center / The Seaman's Club in Port View Park
4001 Seventh Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:00 pm (weekly)
Marche del 1 DE MAYO
Amnistia Para Todos
Trabajadores Unidos Mas Alla De Fronteras
(May 1st March: Amnesty for All! Workers United Beyond Borders)
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
If you are interested in planning a May Day event in your area please
Please include your: Name, Email Address, Union and Local, Organization, Port/Area
Labor Conference to Stop The War: Main Motion
Actions Taken From Main Motion
ILWU Letters to: AFL-CIO, CTW, ITF, and IDC
Solidarity Letters from Trade Unions
S.F. Gate: Open Forum - Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war.
May Day Labor Film Festival
History of May Day!
The Longshore Caucus passed an antiwar resolution to stop work in all U.S. West Coast ports on May 1, 2008 for 8 hours to protest the Democrats' and Republicans' continuing to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The resolution from Local 10 encountered vigorous debate. In the end the overwhelming consensus to take dock action to stop the war prevailed. It was Vietnam veterans who turned the tide in the debate overwhelmingly in favor the resolution, "For Workers' Action to Stop the War". As the President of Local 34 Richard Cavalli stated this resolution follows ILWU Local 10 and 34's successful Labor Conference to Stop the War held in San Francisco Oct. 20, 2007, as reported in the ILWU's newspaper, The Dispatcher.