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Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10, on KPFA Morning Mix, April 5, 2011
Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10, on KPFA's Morning Mix, after dock workers shut down ports of Oakland and San Francisco, protesting union busting legislation in Wisconsin and other states.
Clarence Thomas, executive board member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10, spoke on KPFA's Morning Mix, on April 5, 2011, the day after dock workers of ILWU Locals 10, 34, and 91 shut down the ports of Oakland and San Francisco, protesting union busting legislation in Wisconsin and other states.
Oakland teachers shut down the downtown Wells Fargo Bank, and workers took to the streets nationwide. April 4 also marked the 43rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination after he joined a picket line of sanitation workers in Memphis. He had been an honorary member of ILWU Local 10.
Brother Clarence talked about the divisiveness of the term "middle class", the lack of shared interests between the working class and the Democratic Party, and the need for working people to take coordinated action at the point of production.
Clarence Thomas, a leader of ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco called for support of the local after it was sued by the Pacific Maritime Association for taking work action on April 4, 2011 in solidarity with Wisconsin workers. He call for national defense campaign to back the right of workers to take work action in solidarity.
"Hands Off Local 10" Says ILWU Local 10 Leader Clarence Thomas at 4/9/2011 SF Anti-War Rally
At an San Francisco anti-war rally on 4/9/2011 ILWU Local 10
past Secretary Treasurer and Executive Board member Clarence
Thomas called for full support to the ILWU Local. The local has
been sued by the Pacific Maritime Association PMA for stopping
work on the national day of action for Wisconsin workers on
April 4, 2011. Thomas called for full support to the local in it's battle
with the PMA. More information on ILWU Local 10 at
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