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Solidarity Rally for South Korean Rail Workers
Date Tuesday February 25
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
South Korean Consulate in San Francisco
3500 Clay St.
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorSteve Zeltzer
Hundreds of thousands of Korean workers are striking Feb. 25 to defend the basic right to organize unions and their right to strike.

In December, members of the Korean Railway Workers Union organized a 22-day strike against KORAIL moves to privatize the state-owned company. The rightwing government of Park Geun-hye sent a battalion of some 5,000 police to surround headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and
arrested 138 unionists. Rail workers were fired and their union fined millions of dollars with charges of “obstructing business”. The 5,000,000 member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is supporting the actions of the Korean workers. We, and workers around the world, stand in solidarity
with the Korean workers.

We demand:

1) Free all jailed Korean workers
2) No reprisals, rehire fired workers,
drop the charges and the fines
3) Stop government repression against
4) Defend the right to strike and stop

Bring your union banners

WHERE: Korean Consulate, San Francisco
3500 Clay St., at Laurel St.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:00 PM

Endorsed by: Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, United Public Workers for Action, Workers World, Socialist Organizer,
ANSWER-SF Bay Area, Communist Workers Group, Inter-Union Organizing Committee at CDPH, Labor Video Project,
International Bolshevik Tendency, Facts for Working People.

For more information and to endorse: Call (415) 282-1908

Directions to the South Korean Consulate

Address: 3500 Clay St., San Francisco, CA
(South of the Presidio, at the intersection of Clay and Laurel)

Public Transportation:

From Embarcadero BART, walk to Sacramento and Davis (walk north on Drumm St., then walk left on Sacramento)
Catch either the MUNI 1 line

Get off at the intersection of California and Laurel St. (about a 30 minute ride)
Walk north on Laurel two blocks to Clay St.

Driving Directions:

From the North Bay:

Take 101-S
Right on Divisadero
Right on Clay

From the East Bay

Cross the Bay Bridge
Exit onto Fremont St.
Cross Market and continue onto Front St.
Left onto Pine (continue on Pine for 2.7 miles)
Right onto Presidio
Take the 3rd left onto Clay St.

From the South Bay

Take 101-N
Continue onto Central Freeway
Continue onto Octavia
Left onto Fell St.
3rd right onto Webster
Left onto Geary (slight right later to stay on Geary)
Second right onto Presidio Ave.
Left onto Clay

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Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 24th, 2014 10:53 AM
by Steve Zeltzer Monday Feb 24th, 2014 10:53 AM
by Steve Zeltzer Monday Feb 24th, 2014 10:53 AM