12/27 SF Solidarity Action For Striking Korea Railway Workers Fighting Privatization

12/27 SF Solidarity Action For Striking Korea Railway Workers Fighting Privatization
Stop Mass Firings And Union Busting Of South Korean Railway Workers
Speakout At San Francisco Korean Consulate
December 27, 2013 Friday 12:00 Noon
3500 Clay St at corner of Laurel St. San Francisco, CA 94118

8,565 Korail workers have been suspended and their union offices raided because of their strike action
against privatization which began on December 9, 2013. This is not the first attack by the Korean
government on the labor movement. Teachers unions have been threatened with being banned and
workers have been sued personally for going on strike causing personal bankruptcy and suicides.
The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee TWSC has initiated the call for a labor/community
delegation to go to the Korean Consulate in San Francisco and submit a statement opposing the
suspension of Korea Rail Workers, the attack on their union and in support of their struggle against
privatization which also threatens transit workers and public workers in the United States including
the ongoing attack on BART ATU 1555, SEIU 1021, AFSCME 3993 and ATU 192 AC Transit workers.
This attack was directly connected to international companies like Veolia who are privatizing transit
services around the world and the efforts to attack the right to strike.
We urge all transportation workers, public workers, all trade unionists and human rights activists to
join us in the action in solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters in Korea and against the action
of the Korean Railroad corporation (KORAIL) supported by the Korean government.
This rally is also endorsed by the United Public Workers For Action www.upwa.info
If you would like to endorse this action please contact

Sign the petition, here: bit.ly/1c8Uao8

Transport Workers Solidarity Committee