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SF Solidarity Picket To Defend Korean Auto Workers,KTU Public Teachers & Media Worker
Date Tuesday July 28
Time 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Korean Consulate San Francisco
3500 Clay/Laurel St. San Francisco
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorTransport Workers Solidarity Committee
The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee has initiated a call for a solidarity action for the Korean Ssangyong auto workers, KTU teachers and KNUM Media workers who are under a vicious and brutal attack by the government and in the case of the auto workers thugs and goons hired by the company to beat the workers.

7/28 SF Solidarity Picket To Defend Korean Auto Workers,KTU Public Teachers & KNUM Media Workers

Solidarity Picket At Korean Consulate

To Defend Ssangyong Auto Workers, KTU Public Teachers & KNUM Media Workers

Tuesday July 28, 2009 4:00 PM

Korean Consulate San Francisco

3500 Clay/Laurel St. San Francisco



The Korean labor movement is under a brutal attack. Hundreds of police and hired thugs are attacking the Ssangyong Motor sit-in strike by auto workers. These workers are demanding negotiations over their layoffs. The company has refused to negotiate and instead with the support of the state the management illegally hired thugs to beat up the workers using baseball bats, steel pipes and martial arts weapons(nunchaku). They came on July 21, 2009 to the plant to seriously injure the striking workers which they did. They beat up workers who had no possibility of resisting arrest or defending themselves.

This vicious attack on the Ssangyong Motor workers has been condemned by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KCTU and they have called for a General Strike and also for solidarity actions at all Korean Embassies and Consulates around the world. The use of organized privatized thugs to attack workers must be protested throughout the world.

http://kctu.org/3668

These attacks are not only against the striking auto workers but also against the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU, Jeon Gyo Jo) for criticizing the Lee Myung-bak administration. The government has announced plans to discipline all 17,000 members of the union such as firing 88 individuals who led or contributed to the statement. The union has charged that the government is seeking to exterminate the public school teachers.

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/362679.html

At the same time 13 thousand Korean National Union of Media Workers KNUM is striking to protest a new law that would increase censorship under the Broadcasting Law and hurt workers rights under the Irregular Worker Law. Both these anti-labor laws were pushed through without debate by the ruling Grand National Party to suffocate democracy and freedom of the press.

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/366741.html

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/367178.html

Please join with us in the solidarity action to let the Korean government that this union busting and attack on Korean labor rights has no support from working people of the United States.


Please call the Consulate at 415-921-2251/Fax at 415-921-5964 To Make A Statement About Their Actions

Initiated by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee http://www.transportworkers.org

To support and for more information please contact us at lvpsf(at)labornet.org

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