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UK: Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women’s jobs, says TUC

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
Categories: Labor News

Malaysia: Arrests disrupt peaceful protest by hospital support workers’ union

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Think Left
Categories: Labor News

India: 10 central trade unions call for nationwide protest on July 3rd

Labourstart.org News - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: PTI
Categories: Labor News

Peru: UNI launches campaign for reinstatement of 22 sacked Falabella workers in Peru

Labourstart.org News - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: UNI Global Union
Categories: Labor News

Pakistan: 1,600 Pakistani workers reinstated after 12-day highway blockade

Labourstart.org News - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: BWI
Categories: Labor News

Global: Call for an Urgent Justice Mechanism for Repatriated Migrant Workers

Labourstart.org News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Svensson foundation
Categories: Labor News

USA: Trumka on attack on AFL-CIO building - and Justice for George Floyd

Labourstart.org News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: AFL-CIO
Categories: Labor News

Hong Kong: Standing with our sisters and brothers in Hong Kong

Labourstart.org News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF
Categories: Labor News

Ukraine: Proposed anti-union law threatens Ukrainian union movement

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Labor News

Cambodia: Union win! Sister Soy Sros release from prison in Cambodia after LabourStart campaign

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Labor News

Cambodia: Cambodian unionist released from jail

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Labor News

Letter from President Adams to Minnesota Governor Walz on the murder of George Floyd

ILWU - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 13:01

May 29, 2020
Governor Tim Walz
Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Governor Walz,

On behalf of the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), I am writing to demand that the Minneapolis Police Officers who brutally arrested and killed George Floyd be charged and tried for his murder.

With a heavy heart, the whole world watched as George Floyd begged for his life. Mr. Floyd was killed at the hands of an officer with a dozen complaints against him as the other officers sat and watched. Tragedy has turned into rage. The officers must be arrested and held accountable for their actions.

We demand justice. We demand justice for George Floyd and his family. We demand justice for all persons of color that are subjected to police brutality on a daily basis. We demand justice for every person of color who lives in fear of losing his or her life at the hands of brutal, racist, oppressive, and intolerant police officers who believe they are above the law. We demand justice for those who are persecuted and oppressed based on the color of their skin.

We the ILWU are a union that has a rich history of fighting for racial and social justice. We cannot sit back and watch the same scene unfold time and again. We will not sit back and not fight for change.

Now is the time for you to act and bring justice for George Floyd.

Murder is murder.

Sincerely,

William E. Adams
International President

WEA/akj cwa 39521

cc: Keith Ellison, Attorney General, State of Minnesota
Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Medaria Arradondo, Chief of Minneapolis Police Department

PDF of the letter is available here 

 

Categories: Unions

Global: Women workers in the front lines

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IndustriALL
Categories: Labor News

Belarus: International union campaign in support of BITU activist

Labourstart.org News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: BITU
Categories: Labor News

Australia: Poll shows less than 10% of workers have basic COVID protections at work

Labourstart.org News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ACTU
Categories: Labor News

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