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Solidarity Picket To Defend Korean Auto Workers,KTU Public Teachers & Media Workers
Date Tuesday July 28
Time 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location Details
Tuesday July 28, 2009 4:00 PM
3500 Clay (at Laurel) San Francisco
Korean Consulate San Francisco
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorTransport Workers Solidarity Committee
Addresshttp://www.transportworkers.org/
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
3500 Clay (at Laurel) San Francisco
Korean Consulate 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/engli...al/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/engli...al/366741.html
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/engli...al/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
http://kctu.org/3668
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Ssangyong occupation daily updatesChun Tae IlMonday Jul 27th, 2009 10:24 AM
Obviously not a 15-minute demo, but how long?Aaron AaronsFriday Jul 24th, 2009 5:46 PM
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