Saturday, September 03, 2005

Seattle: A Call for Action - Support Mechanics Strike

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association has been on strike at northwest airlines as most of you are probably aware of. Many of the groups out there have gone on the picket lines at many of the busiest airports in the United States, but most of the public and the airline executives in particular have remained unaltered to the plight of our fellow workers.

To all groups committed to the class struggle, workers solidarity and social justice:

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association has been on strike at northwest airlines as most of you are probably aware of. Many of the groups out there have gone on the picket lines at many of the busiest airports in the United States, but most of the public and the airline executives in particular have remained unaltered to the plight of our fellow workers.

This has now become crunch time for the union, if things keep going this way, if peple keep walking on by the picket lines not even giving them a second glance, then we need to use more drastic means to defeat NWA. So it is in this dire hour that we must unite for a day of action at airports all across the country and disrupt business as usual.

The first step to this is one of the most important. We must stop the scabs from entering the hangers and going to work. This particular form of action serves two purposes: One, it will stop the flow of airplanes to and from cities, thus disrupting travel planes and slowing profits for the company. Second, it will stop a labor force (partly built on AFL-CIO members) from scabbing their fellow workers. This is by far one of the most important actions we can take. During this day, we must attempt to rally as many other unions (even though they may not see eye to eye with us) to join with th e picketers at the airline terminals.

The proposed date of this action is Friday September 10th. Be sure to get in contact with the local rank and file with the AMFA to make sure they are alright with the action. Labor law ties their hands so it would be up to us to make this action possible but make sure they are down with it.

We must come out of the woodwork and show the thousands of workers across the country who are on the brink of losing their jobs, pensions and unions that the community around them does care, and does want to make a difference. We are all committed to defeating the bosses and empowering the workers, this proposal is what that is all about. This is our chance to bolster an already faltering labor movement, and bring out our solidarity.

-Drew
Northwest Anarchist Federation (Seattle)

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