Wednesday, July 16, 2008

[olympiaworkers] Unions propose a general strike to stop the war

Date: Tue, July 15,

Stoking the summer heat:
Unions propose a general strike to stop the war

Come to our July meeting to discuss an exciting anti-war resolution. As of
early July, three local unions have endorsed an antiwar resolution to be
brought to the Washington State Labor Council Convention in August. The
resolution, adopted at the June OWLS meeting, calls for a general strike
across the U.S. to be planned and executed by the AFL-CIO and Change to
Win with the demand that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end immediately.
The resolution also calls for a moratorium on foreclosures, public
ownership of gas and oil companies, affordable health care, and an end to
ICE raids and deportations. We must get this resolution passed to get
labor back in front.

Also featured: OWLS' support for Access bus drivers — ATU 587 members who
are planning actions to win respect and protest King County's giveaway of
140 union jobs to a non-union contractor; and a recent strike by teachers
in Puerto Rico — and how SEIU is trying to raid their independent union.

Coming up August 9 OWLS will hold a yard sale fund raiser. Bring your art
skills to make signs!

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00pm
Seattle Labor Temple, Hall 132, 2800 First Ave

OWLS meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. We are an open, multiracial
group of labor activists formed to forge solidarity across union lines and
promote the unionization of all workers, especially the lowest paid.
Info: or call Mike at 206-354-8753 or Max at 206-949-4552
Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity PO Box 18202 Seattle, WA 98118-9998

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