April 16, 2016 — Springfield MA: “Building a Labor Movement Against Apartheid: Union Solidarity with Palestine”

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“Building a Labor Movement Against Apartheid: Union Solidarity with Palestine”

A workshop at the Jobs With Justice Annual Conference
April 16, 10-4
Springfield, MA Trinity United Methodist Church

contact palestinecoalition@gmail.com for more information

Workshop participants include:

* Vijay Prashad

* Michael Letwin (Co-convener of US Labor for Palestine)

* Suzanne Adely (Co-convener of US Labor for Palestine)

* Bill Shortell (International Association of Machinists)

* Carol Lambaise (United Electrical Workers)

Join us for an informative presentation and a collaborative discussion. This workshop will address the US  labor movement’s history and future building solidarity with struggles against apartheid, with a special focus on Palestine. Presenters will explore the following questions through education, discussion and skill sharing. Why is this a union issue? How does Israeli apartheid Palestine affect Palestinian workers? How can we respond to Palestinian unions’ calls to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction Israel?  What can we learn from the recent history of labor’s involvement in this struggle, including the ILWU action against the unloading of Israeli ships, and the academic workers of the University of California and the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s voting to endorse BDS. What can we do in our local unions to build solidarity with Palestine?

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