Portland Laborers' local supports Local 21
1125 SE Madison St., Rm. 206, Portland, OR 97214-3600
Phone: (503)239-5676, Fax:(503)239-5741
Resolution in Support of Upcoming ILWU 21 Protest Against EGT Corporation
Approved by the General Membership of Laborers’ Local 483 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Whereas: the ILWU has always been at the forefront in the struggle for social justice and better working conditions. And,
Whereas: ILWU Local 21 has inspired working people worldwide. And, Whereas: ILWU jurisdiction is under an unprecedented attack. And,
Whereas: It is clear to all working people that EGT corporation is seeking to race to the bottom and destroy a long history of good family wage jobs throughout the area. And,
Whereas: Laborers’ local 483 recognize the blatant union busting tactics of EGT, and the danger of losing the ILWU as a powerful ally for the working class. And,
Be it resolved: that Laborers’ local 483 calls out to friends of labor and the “99%” everywhere to come to the aid of ILWU Local 21, and to support them in any way possible in their fight against multi-national conglomerate EGT. And,
Be it further resolved: that Laborers’ local 483 requests that anyone willing to participate in a community and labor protest in Longview, Washington in response to the arrival of the first EGT grain ship, do so when called upon by this body, who shall communicate to members, staff, and the community the date of the action when determined and, to the best of its ability, help provide outreach, transportation, and other relevant resources to guarantee a successful, massive mobilization in Longview.
Finally be it Resolved: that Laborers’ local 483 forward this resolution to all local unions, the Oregon and national AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, labor councils and all other relevant organizations.
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