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ILWU10 Meeting On Black History, Charleston Five & Del Monte Boycott
Date Thursday February 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU Local 10
400 North Point/Mason St.
San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorILWU Local 10 Education Committee
2/24 SF ILWU Local 10 Black History Month Event-11th Anniversary Of The Campaign To Free The Charleston Five/Stop Del Monte's Union Busting

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 11-YEAR ANNIVERARY OF THE

CAMPAIGN TO FREE THE CHARLESTON FIVE !

A personal history from its main leader Ken Riley, including short video.

STOP Del Monte's UNION BUSTING !!!

Update on Del Monte Boycott &Summation of 2010 ILA Wildcat Strike.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24 - 7pm

ILWU Local 10 Hall (Henry Schmidt Room)

400 North Point St., San Francisco

SPEAKER: Ken Riley … ILA Charleston S.C. Local 1422 President &

International Vice President of International Longshoremen's Association

Introduction: Tim Paulson - Executive Director San Francisco Labor Council

CAMPAIGN TO FREE THE CHARLESTON FIVE !

In 2000 the Black majority ILA Local 1422 was targeted by the South Carolina government for its activism, including seeking to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol. Just days after their participation in the biggest civil rights protest in 40 yrs. and the biggest in S.C. history (46,000 people), 600 police attacked their picket at a scab terminal operation. 5 longshoremen were arrested on trumped up charges. The struggle to free them and stop the scab operation was won with international solidarity action and support around the country.

STUGGLE AGAINST DEL MONTE and HOLT SCABBING

on the EAST COAST

In Sept. 2010 Del Monte announced it would move its banana/pineapple import

operation from Philadelphia ILA Local 1291 port (wage $17 hr.+ up) across the

river to non-union Holt Logistics(wage $8.50 hr.+ up). On Labor Day ILA 1291

Members dumped pineapples into the Delaware River. Then on Sept.28 – 29

rank and file pickets sparked a wildcat strike that shutdown N.Y./N.J. (3,600

ILA members) and Baltimore (1,000 ILA) Ports. This struggle has now turned to

a boycott of Del Monte produce.


PUBLIC WELCOME ! Sponsored By ILWU Local 10 Education Committee EVERYONE WELCOME !
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 22nd, 2011 6:48 AM

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