Stand With Palestinian Workers: Cease the Genocide Now—Stop Arming Israel!

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Stand With Palestinian Workers:
Cease the Genocide NowStop Arming Israel!
Labor for Palestine, October 24, 2023

“We need you to take immediate action—wherever you are in the world—to prevent the arming of the Israeli state and the companies involved in the infrastructure of the blockade.” An Urgent Call from Palestinian Trade Unions: End all Complicity, Stop Arming Israel (October 16, 2023)

The undersigned U.S. workers, trade unionists, and anti-apartheid activists join labor around the world in condemning the Israeli siege on Gaza and sharply escalating settler colonial violence in the West Bank that has killed or maimed thousands of Palestinians—many of them children—and stand with Palestinians’ “right to exist, resist, return, and self-determination.”

The latest Israeli attacks reflect more than a century of ongoing Zionist settler-colonialism, dispossession, ethnic cleansing, racism, genocide, and apartheid—including Israel’s establishment through the uprooting and displacement of over 750,000 Palestinians during the 1947-1948 Nakba. Indeed, eighty percent of the 2.3 million people in Gaza are refugees from other parts of historic Palestine.

Israel’s crimes are only possible because of more than $3.8 billion a year (or $10+ million per day) in bipartisan US military aid that gives Israel the guns, bullets, tanks, ships, jet fighters, missiles, helicopters, white phosphorus and other weapons to kill and maim the Palestinian people. This is the same system of racist state violence that, through shared surveillance technology and police exchange programs, brutalizes BIPOC and working class people in the United States and around the world.

In response, we demand an immediate end to the genocide, and embrace the recent Urgent Call from Palestinian Trade Unions: End all Complicity, Stop Arming Israel:

  1. To refuse to build weapons destined for Israel. 
  2. To refuse to transport weapons to Israel. 
  3. To pass motions in their trade union to this effect. 
  4. To take action against complicit companies involved in implementing Israel’s brutal and illegal siege, especially if they have contracts with your institution. 
  5. Pressure governments to stop all military trade with Israel, and in the case of the U.S., funding to it.

We further reaffirm the call on labor bodies to respect previous Palestinian trade union appeals for solidarity by adopting this statement, and/or the model resolution below to divest from Israel Bonds, sever all ties with the Israel’s racist labor federation, the Histadrut, and its US mouthpiece, the Jewish Labor Committee, and respect the Palestinian picket line for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), which calls not only for an end to the 1967 Israeli occupation, but an end to Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall, full equality for Arab-Palestinians inside 1948 Palestine (“Israel”), and implementation of the right of Palestinian refugees to return.. 

Initial Signers on behalf of Labor for Palestine
(organizational affiliations listed for identification only)
Suzanne Adely, Labor for Palestine, US Palestinian Community Network, Arab Workers Resource Center; Food Chain Workers Alliance (staff); President, National Lawyers Guild
Monadel Herzallah, Arab American Union Members Council
Ruth Jennison, Department Rep., Massachusetts Society of Professors, MTA, NEA; Co-Chair, Labor Standing Committee River Valley DSA; Delegate to Western Mass Area Labor Federation
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC); Block the Boat
Michael Letwin, Former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Corinna Mullin, PSC-CUNY International Committee; CUNY for Palestine
Clarence Thomas, Co-Chair, Million Worker March; Executive Board, ILWU Local 10 (retired)

Rising Unequivocal U.S. Labor Solidarity With Palestine
Oct. 27, 2023: APWU Pres. Stands Up for Palestine v. AFL-CIO EB: “Mark Dimondstein, the president of the postal union, argued that Israel and the Palestinian territories should be combined into a single state. He called for the A.F.L.-C.I.O. to demand a cease-fire.”

Oct. 27, 2023: UAW BDS Sign-On Letter: “We, rank-and-file members of the UAW and allied community members/organizations, stand unequivocally in solidarity with Palestinians and their resistance against the occupying Zionist state.”

Oct.25, 2023: Natl. Domestic Alliance Workers Staff Union Solidarity With Palestine: “The National Domestic Alliance Workers Staff Union and allied non-union staff stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and against apartheid.”

Oct. 23, 2023: Petition: NOLSW Must Demand a Ceasefire & an End to the  Occupation of Palestine: “We need as many signatures from NOLSW members as well as unit endorsements as we can get before this upcoming Monday to demonstrate that the NOLSW rank-and-file stands firmly in solidarity with the Palestinian people and will by while Israel continues to commit genocide in Gaza. Free Palestine.”

Oct. 20, 2023: The Bronx Defenders Union-UAW Local 2325 Support of Palestinians: “We do not consent to Israel’s genocidal rhetoric and actions against the Palestinian people and we do not consent to U.S. political support for this genocide.”

Oct. 20, 2023: Starbucks Workers United stands with Palestine: “We condemn the occupation, displacement, state violence, apartheid, and threats of genocide Palestinians face.”

Oct. 19, 2023: Make the Road Union UAW Local 2320 staff: We Stand With Palestine: “Ceasefire now. End US tax dollars used to fund apartheid. Stop the genocide.”

Oct. 16: 2023: U.K. Trade unionists must stand with Palestine: “We urge all trade unions to stand with the Palestinian people in Gaza and beyond.”

Oct. 10, 2023: Amazon and Google Workers with No Tech For Apartheid: “We stand in full solidarity with the Palestinian people as they resist 75 years of occupation and in their fight for life and liberation.”

Oct. 9, 2023: GSOC-UAW 2110 A response to Linda G. Mills’ statement on Israel: “GSOC stands in solidarity with Palestinians fighting to free themselves from Israeli occupation.”

July 22, 2022: UAW 2325 (Association of Legal Aid Attorneys) Votes to Divest From Israel Bonds: “ALAA 2325 supports taking action, both as individual members and as a chapter collectively, in support of Palestinian liberation from Israeli apartheid.”

May 15, 2021: Labor for Palestine: U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine!: “An injury to one is an injury to all: From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free!”

Background and Context 

Bottom-Up Labor Solidarity for Palestine Is Growing: “While still at the margins, this unprecedented and rapidly-expanding worker-based Palestine solidarity has the potential to finally break Zionism’s century-long stranglehold on U.S. labor, and to organize workers’ unparalleled power—in their labor bodies and at the workplace—to help topple apartheid Israel.”

Labor for Palestine: Challenging US Labor Zionism (American Quarterly): “Zionism has long been the default position in US labor. However, there has been another, hidden tradition of postwar labor anti-Zionism that began with Detroit in 1969–73 and has slowly re-emerged after September 11, 2011, from the antiwar, Palestine solidarity, and racial justice movements.”

Labor Zionism and the Histadrut: The Histadrut has used its image as a “progressive” institution to spearhead — and whitewash — racism, apartheid, dispossession and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians since the 1920s. In this, it has been the cornerstone of Labor Zionism, which began in the early 1900s.”

The Jewish Labor Committee and Apartheid Israel: “The Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) presents itself as a model of progressive, socially conscious trade unionism. But as a U.S. mouthpiece for the Histadrut, this false image has been a smokescreen to disguise and promote Apartheid Israel, “AFL-CIA” support of U.S. war and empire, and racism in the labor movement.”

Additional trade union signers (list in formation; *denotes organizational endorsements; other affiliations listed for identification only)

  1. Tamar S., UAW Local 7902
  2. Charles G., UAW Local 7902
  3. Dana Kopel, UAW Local 2865
  4. Martha Grevatt, UAW Local 869
  5. Pooja Patel, UAW Local 2325
  6. Saurav Sarkar, National Writers Union; Freelance Solidarity Project, South Asia Labor Watch
  7. Lucy Herschel, Delegate, 1199SEIU UHE
  8. Darrin Hoop, Building rep, Seattle Education Association/Renton Education Association
  9. Francis Cook, Delegate, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  10. Heike Schotten, Faculty Staff Union at UMass Boston; *US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism
  11. Mohammad Jehad Ahmad, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  12. Frank Hammer, UAW-GM International Representative, retired
  13. John King, Joint Council, ACT-UAW Local 7902
  14. David Letwin, Executive Board, Rutgers PTLFC-AAUP-AFT 6324
  15. Mindy Isser, CWA Local 1180
  16. Michael Dunn, CTA, SMUHSDTA
  17. Jeff Schuhrke, UUP-AFT 2190
  18. Phil Gasper, AFT Local 243
  19. Selma Oprašič, UAW Local 2325
  20. Zachory Nowosadzki, UAW Local 2325
  21. Shanaz Chowdhury, UAW Local 2325
  22. Ashley Johnson, UAW Local 2325
  23. Miria Riaz, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  24. Meaghan Whyte, LSSA UAW Local 2320
  25. Susan Stout, Unifor 2002, Canada
  26. Brian Ford, NEA/NJEA/Montclair Education Association; DSA Palestine Solidarity Working Group
  27. Jan Clausen, UAW Local 7902
  28. Sarah Chaudhry, Vice President, UAW Local 2325
  29. Liz Schalet, UAW Local 2325
  30. David Kaib, Union representative, AU Staff Union, SEIU Local 500
  31. Jesse Connor, Chicago Teachers Union (AFT Local 1); Steering Committee, 33rd Ward Working Families (Chicago)
  32. Shubhendu Sen, National Secretary, *All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU)
  33. Judi Cheng, Chapter Leader, AFT Local 2 (UFT); Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE Caucus) UFT
  34. Roy Zuniga, Steward, IBEW 77
  35. Wayne Heimbach, Union Representative (retired), SEIU 46/73; Labor Beat/Labor Express
  36. Hoang Phan, Massachusetts Society of Professors, MTA, NEA
  37. Justine Medina, Organizing Committee, Amazon Labor Union; CPUSA Labor Commission
  38. Haley Pessin, Delegate, 1199SEIU UHE
  39. Tessa Mitterhoff, Bargaining Committee, OPEIU Local 277; Austin DSA
  40. Eric Robson, AFSCME Local 171
  41. Tanya Akel, Field Director, Teamsters 2010; AFT
  42. Peter Allen-Lamphere, Delegate, AFT Local 2 (UFT); Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE Caucus) UFT
  43. Malik Callender, UAW Local 2325
  44. Joshua Carrin, UAW Local 2325
  45. Emma Klein, Seattle Education Assn.
  46. Jacob Sloan, SEIU Local 500
  47. Ryan Kelly, National Writers Union
  48. Mark D. Stansbery, Board member, CWA 4502; *Community Organizing Center, Columbus OH
  49. Jeffrey Burnett, Graduate Employees Union Local 6196, AFT-MI, AFL-CIO
  50. Marcy Winograd, UTLA & CTA (LAUSD); Coordinator, CODEPINK Congress; Coordinator, *Central Coast Antiwar Coalition
  51. Mimi Rosenberg, UAW Local 2325; *Equal Rights & Justice & Building Bridges productions
  52. Alex Nissen, Australian Services Union
  53. Gary Holloway, Field Director, USW Local 675; Delegate, LA County Federation of Labor
  54. Rachel Holtzman, Equal Justice Works Fellow; A Better NYLAG, ALAA, UAW Local 2325
  55. Mik Kinkead, UAW Local 2325
  56. Zachary Valdez, Steward, UAW Local 2110
  57. Arun Gupta, National Writers Union
  58. Jeremy Montano, UAW Local 2325
  59. Vish Soroushian, NOLSW, UAW Local 2320
  60. Peter Kuttner, IATSE Local 600
  61. Len Cooper, CWA (retired)
  62. Helen Dickson, Unite 567 Community branch; Liverpool Friends of Palestine
  63. Victoria Cuckson, NEC, PCS union (Liverpool)
  64. Mary Whitby, Unite Community section of Unite The Union NW11/500 (West Lancashire UK)
  65. Sherry Wolf, CWA 1032; Tempest Collective
  66. Audrey White, Unite 567, Executive member Liverpool Trades Council
  67. Rhona O’Brien, Unite Community (Castle Douglas, Scotland)
  68. Jane Rubio, Chapter leader, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  69. Steve Terry, UAW Local 2325
  70. Terry Teague, Secretary, Former Liverpool Dockworkers
  71. Rebecca Kurti, 1199SEIU UHE
  72. Ilona Nanay, Executive Board, AFT Local 2 (UFT); Steering Committee, Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE Caucus) UFT
  73. Ted McTaggart, Treasurer, Michigan Nurses Association
  74. Hank K., MEA; IWW
  75. Hans-Peter Kohnke, former Shop Steward (retired), Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 626
  76. Charlie Dibe, DGA
  77. Debra Bergen, PSC/CUNY, AFT Local 2334, NYSUT (retired)
  78. Denise Hammond, ETFO Staff Association Toronto
  79. Nancy Snyder, Recording Secretary Emeritus, SEIU Local 1021 
  80. Steve Demarest, UAW Local 2325
  81. Bruce Wolf, Industrial Workers of the World 650; Lifetime member OPEIU Local 2, AFL-CIO; *Socialism is Better Collective
  82. Melanie Barron, CWA Staff Union
  83. Terri Ginsberg, PSC/CUNY, Local 2334, NYSUT
  84. Daniel Cione, UAW Local 2325
  85. Tyler Daguerre, SBWU
  86. Gordon Beeferman, Steward, Joint Councilmember, ACT-UAW 7902
  87. Herman Rosenfeld, Retired member and National Staffperson, Unifor Local 303 Toronto
  88. Janette Corcelius, OPEIU Local 12
  89. Alan Stolzer, Bakers Local 3 (retired)
  90. Yosmin Badie, UAW Local 2325
  91. Helen C. Scott, United Academics: AFT/AAUP U. Vermont; Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series
  92. Ron Jacobs, Retired President, AFSCME 1343
  93. Jane Guskin, Delegate, Professional Staff Congress (PSC), Queens College Chapter; CUNY for Palestine
  94. Sam Nelson, OPEIU Local 2
  95. Claire Glass, UAW Local 2325
  96. Snehal Shingavi, TSEU/CWA LOCAL 6186
  97. Upasna Saha, UAW Local 2325
  98. Alexi Shalom, UAW Local 2325
  99. Denise Kellahan, Unifor Vancouver
  100. Calypso Taylor, Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  101. Kevin Moloney, Cupe 3903 Toronto
  102. Naomi Schachter, UAW Local 2325
  103. Dina Ginzburg, UAW Local 2325
  104. Marc Rodrigues, WBNG-TNG CWA Local 32035
  105. Gabriella Ferrara, UAW Local 2325
  106. Dod McColgan, AFSCME Local 1215; Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  107. Nantina Vgontzas, PSC/CUNY, Local 2334, NYSUT
  108. Sandra Gresl, LSSA UAW Local 2320
  109. Samantha Rudelich, UAW Local 2325
  110. Cliff Willmeng, Minnesota Nurses Association
  111. Rachel Hoerger, former steward and exec. Board, BALAW-NOLSW UAW Local 2320
  112. Caitriona Fox, Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  113. Eric Maroney, Steward, AFT Local 1942; Tempest Collective
  114. Mahim Lakhani, IBEW Local 77
  115. Elizabeth Milos, UPTE-CWA 9119; Labor Education Project on AFL-CIO International Operations (LEPAIO)
  116. Muhammad Yousuf, Former Unit Chair, UAW Local 2865
  117. Eric Brooks, UAW Local 1281; CPUSA
  118. Juan Diego Lopez Javier, SEIU-USWW
  119. Tina Anderson, 25-year Staff Representative, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation 
  120. Brian Allen, Staff organizer, UAW Local 7902
  121. Carol Lang, Delegate, PSC/CUNY, Local 2334, NYSUT; *United Front Committee for a Labor Party
  122. Mike Hickey, Former President, Vice President, Charter Member (retired); AFT Local 6538; DSA, EWOK
  123. Barbara Phinney, AFGE Local 3197 (retired); Delegate MLK County Labor Council (MLK Labor)
  124. Gabriel Kahn, Site representative, Oakland Education Association
  125. Paul Antony-Levine, Steward, California Teachers Association-Oakland Educators Association
  126. Hayley Craig, Delegate, UAW
  127. Saulo Colón, Vice President, 4Cs (SEIU 1973)
  128. Larry French, Retired OSSTF-FEESO professional staff, Active Retired Member D12 OSSTF-FEESO Toronto
  129. Michael Novick, former steward, former House of Reps member, United Teachers Los Angeles AFT-CFT NEA-CTA; Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace, IfNotNow Los Angeles
  130. Camila Morales-Jimenez, Representative, Oakland Education Association
  131. Modesta Toribio, UAW Local 2320
  132. Tiana Reid, National Writers Union/Freelance Solidarity Project, York University Faculty Association
  133. Mel Bienenfeld, New York State United Teachers (retired)
  134. Christina Corcoran, UAW Local 2325
  135. Alexandra Smith, UAW Local 2325
  136. Anna Meléndez-Franco, UAW Local 2325
  137. Navruz Baum, UAW Local 2325
  138. Ramzi Babouder-Matta, Former member, CWA 1180
  139. Shahreen Karim, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  140. Lily Stadler, UAW Local 2325
  141. Jonathan McCoy, UAW Local 2325
  142. Greg Dropkin, Unison Mersey Community Hospitals and Health (retired)
  143. Elizabeth Glasson, Health Service Union, Australia (retired)
  144. Gordon Flett, IWW (retired)
  145. Bruno Di Biase, FILEF, *Federation of Italian Migrant Workers and Families (retired)
  146. Dan Maitland, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (retired)
  147. Ferdinand Cesarano, 1199SEIU UHE
  148. Nancy Holmstrom, Rutgers University, AFT (retired)
  149. John Lamb, Boulder Valley Education Association/National Education Association (retired)
  150. Gerry Scoppettuoio, Organizer, *Pride at Work/Eastern Massachusetts
  151. Ann Rogers, Missouri Education Association (retired)
  152. Judith Ackerman, AFT Local 2 (UFT) (retired)
  153. Julius Sjödin, Local Youth Committee, Hotel and Restaurant Union, Local 2 (Sweden)
  154. Ely Hibdon, National Writers Union/FSP
  155. Patrick Driscoll, Former Grievance Chair, USW 1299 (retired)
  156. Cliff Smith, Business Manager, *United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  157. Chris P., Steward, Teamsters Local 856
  158. Nancy Alkhouri, *PFA-Parkrose Faculty Association
  159. Emma Roth, Steward, UAW Local 2324, Boston University staff
  160. Anila Gill, Organizer, UAW
  161. Sophia Gurulé, UAW Local 2325; Critical Resistance
  162. Marie Buck, UAW Local 7902
  163. Aaron Posner, UAW Local 7902
  164. Emma Rohan, AFT Local 2 (UFT); Left Voice
  165. Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien, Shop Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  166. Eddie Asher, University of Colorado Workers Unities
  167. Syeda Malliha, UAW Local 2325
  168. Karin Baker, Membership Chair, APEA/MTA/NEA
  169. Jey Iyadurai, Steward, CUPW 626 Toronto
  170. Serene Khoury, Oakland Education Association
  171. Bill Breihan, Former President, United Steelworkers Local 1343
  172. Judith Wraight, Former Tool & Die Exec. Bd., UAW Local 600 (retired)
  173. Howie Hawkins, Teamsters Local 317 (retired)
  174. Isaac Stokka, Unit Chair, National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), UAW Local 2320
  175. Dave P., UAW Local 2110
  176. Atusa Mozaffari, UAW Local 2325
  177. Dayne Goodwin, AFSCME Local 1004 (retired)
  178. Sophie Cohen, Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  179. Cameron Harrison, Steward, UFCW 876; CPUSA Labor Commission
  180. Susan Moir, Massachusetts Teachers Association
  181. David Hill, Vice President, National Writers Union
  182. Hannah Fleury, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  183. Cherrene Horazuk, President, AFSCME 3800
  184. Bill Aiman, Teamsters Local 728
  185. Jacob Flom, President, AFSCME Local 526; Milwaukee Area Labor Council
  186. Corrina Hildreth, Unite Here 8
  187. Kobi Guillory, Chicago Teachers Union (AFT Local 1)
  188. Lavanya Nott, Department Steward, UAW Local 2865
  189. Anthony Berg, Stringer, IATSE Local 18
  190. Eric Espinosa, Steward, OEA-CTA
  191. Eric Salminen, SEIU Healthcare MN & IA
  192. Sid Shniad, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 4; Research Director, Telecommunications Workers Union (retired)
  193. Savannah Kuang, IFPTE Local 20; DSA San Francisco; DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group
  194. Scott Durbin, IBEW Local 666
  195. Sonia Roubini, Bargaining Committee, UAW Local 2325
  196. Stuart Chen-Hayes, Delegate, PSC-CUNY (Lehman College chapter)
  197. Ben Calegari, Bargaining Committee, OPEIU Local 1010
  198. Merrill O’Donnell, Advocate, Teamsters Local 213
  199. Promise Li, SEIU Local 721
  200. Piper Hogan, Chapter Vice President, WFNHP 5000; Delegate to Milwaukee Area Labor Council
  201. Beck Kaster, Teamsters Local 1038; Detroit Union Education League
  202. Noelle Belanger, *Graduate Employees Organizing Committee AFT Local 6123
  203. Dianne Feeley, UAW Local 22 (retired), Coalition of Labor Union Women
  204. Joe Iosbaker, Former Executive Board and Chief Steward (retired); Co-chair, *Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression Labor Committee
  205. Robert Gallagher, CWA Local 7065
  206. Olivia Udovic, 1st Vice President, Oakland Education Association
  207. Clare Green, Oakland Education Association
  208. Terry Fitzgibbons, Building Association Rep, New Jersey Education Association/Education Association of Passaic; Veterans for Peace; North NJ DSA
  209. Katherine Draken, Steward, Teamsters Local 455; Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  210. Chai Montgomery, Steward, Transport Workers Union Local 171
  211. Paul KD, Steward, UFCW Local 663
  212. Rory Donovan, Steward, Teamsters Local 344
  213. Shane Clune, Teamsters Local 638
  214. Maga Miranda, UAW Local 2865
  215. Atlas Long, Starbucks Workers United
  216. Dante Strobino, International Representative, UE; Coordinating Committee of the Southern Workers Assembly; Coordinating Committee of Durham Workers Assembly; Steering Committee of NC People’s Power Coalition
  217. Elizabeth Lalasz, Steward and Professional Practice Committee (PPC), CNA/NNOC-National Nurses United (NNU); Tempest Collective Labor Committee
  218. Chris LaValla, SEIU Local 26; IWW North Star GMB; Twin Cities DSA
  219. Kaden Bieger, SEIU Healthcare MN & IA
  220. Rajan Nayar, Executive Board, AFSCME Local 668
  221. Nuala Cacek, Teamsters Local 638; MN Workers United
  222. Cindy Skelton, San Mateo Union High School District Teachers Association
  223. Heather Mawson, AAUP-AFT Local 6075
  224. Ryan Hamann, Vice President of bargaining unit, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Local 5000; Young Workers Committee of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council
  225. Jacqueline Braslow, UAW Local 2325
  226. Nayeli Maxson Velazquez, Bay Area Legal Aid Workers, National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW Local 2320
  227. Stephanie Murphy, SMUHSDTA
  228. Rachel Bergman, GLU-UE 1105 at UMN
  229. Hakan Yilmaz, PSC/CUNY, AFT Local 2334
  230. Eugene E Ruyle, California Faculty Association (retired)
  231. Albert Sargis, Steward, UAW Local 2324
  232. Roan Wade, Secretary, Student Workers Collective at Dartmouth (SWCD); Hub Coordinator of *Sunrise Dartmouth, writer for Spare Rib, member of the Palestine Solidarity Coalition at Dartmouth (PSC)
  233. Baz Caplan, UFCW 663
  234. Justin Steenbergh, Vice President, IBEW Local 58
  235. Kip Hedges, International Association of Machinists (retired)
  236. Kasey Copeland, Starbucks Workers United
  237. Sean McChesney, Steward, CWA Local 7200; DSA Young Workers Caucus
  238. Danny Sommers, IBEW Local 58
  239. Frank Scarsella, USW Local 2632
  240. Jonah Inserra, Steward, GSOC UAW Local 2110
  241. Emily Li, ACT-UAW Local 7902
  242. Claire Gavin, UAW Local 2325
  243. Sheen Kim, Stanford Graduate Workers Union; Student Worker Collective at Dartmouth formerly
  244. Janet Kobren, AFT Local 2 (UFT) (retired)
  245. Ron Lare, Former Exec. Board Member, UAW Local 600
  246. Nataly Reed, United Campus Workers Arizona-CWA 7065
  247. Georgia Wever, former delegate, AFSCME DC37 SSEU Local 3719; Labor for Bernie; Peace Action NY; CCDS; JVPeace
  248. Ying-Ying Ma, UAW Local 2325
  249. Joe Jamison, TWU Local 100 (retired)
  250. Ary Smith, UAW Local 2320
  251. Tova Fry, UAW Local 412 (retired)
  252. Shelley Ettinger, AFT Local 3882 (retired)
  253. Michael Sasson, Former President, Coalition of University Employees (CUE) Local 3
  254. Beth Angel, UAW Local 2320 (retired)
  255. Gant Roberson, ACT-UAW local 7902
  256. Irving Bedoya, Hotel Trades Council NYC Local 6
  257. Gami Ray, Steward, SEIU 32BJ 320
  258. Eislyn Wolf-Noyes, SMUHSDTA
  259. Daniel McAllister, Steward, NCFO/32 BJ, SEIU Ch. 320
  260. Kacie Hill, California Teachers Association
  261. Beck Kaster, Teamsters Local 1038; Detroit Union Education League
  262. Jason Flynn, Teamsters Local 705
  263. Stuart Attick, RMT (retired), Liverpool
  264. Sam Heyne, Organizer, OPEIU Local 153; IWW 
  265. Jen Nelson, Unite Here Local 23
  266. Alex Schmaus, Union Building Representative, Assembly Delegate, and Executive Board, United Educators of San Francisco, AFT/CFT Local 61, AFL-CIO, NEA/CTA
  267. Addi Atkins, Steward, SEIU 32BJ Chapter 320
  268. Daniel Ashworth, UAW Local 2325 (retired)
  269. LB Benson, IBEW 292
  270. Julia Geiger, UAW Local 2325
  271. Danielle Troumouliaris, UAW Local 2325
  272. Miranda Carr, Central States Carpenters Union Local 322
  273. Farhana Pathan, UAW Local 2325
  274. Ryder Littlejohn, Alt. Health and Safety Rep, UAW Local 897
  275. Brett Anton, Progressive Workers Union; Colorado Young Workers Table; Colorado Sierra Club;
  276. Sonia Bassey, Unison, Liverpool
  277. Quinn Ráo, Organizer, UFCW 3000
  278. Ivan Pantoja, UAW local 2325
  279. Kel Smith, CWA Local 7250; Campaign organizer, AFA-CWA
  280. Andrew Shapiro, Steward, PSC/CUNY AFT Local 2334, NYSUT; CUNY for Palestine; Jewish Voice for Peace
  281. John Cuvillier, Vice President, Restaurant Workers United; Organizer, UNITE HERE Local 23; Austin DSA Labor Chair
  282. Gage Lacharite, Teamsters 79
  283. Leah Meltzer, President, *Restaurant Workers United; Austin DSA
  284. Josiah Nisly, UE 1105
  285. Richard Berg, Charter School Division Coordinator, Chicago Teachers Union AFT Local 1; Chicago Federation of Labor Delegate
  286. Alec Story, Steward, CWA Local 9009
  287. Claudia Moreno, Delegate, Chicago Teachers Union AFT Local 1
  288. Rose Taylor, Chicago Teachers Union AFT Local 
  289. Cheyne Anderson, Alphabet Workers Union-CWA Local 9009
  290. Richard Blake, Teamsters Local 512
  291. Alaysha Sisson, AFSCME Council 18
  292. Alex Hong, Alphabet Workers Union-CWA Local 9009
  293. Debby Pope, Retiree Delegate, Chicago Teachers Union AFT Local 1; VP, Illinois Labor History Society
  294. Jisoo Kim, Treasurer, CWA 7065
  295. Ayesha Qazi-Lampert, Delegate, Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1
  296. Emma Riese, AFSCME Local 2822
  297. Brian Lampert, Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1
  298. Clark Peters, 1199NE/SEIU (retired)
  299. Erin A. Lynch, Delegate, Trustee, Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1
  300. Lisa Savage, NEA/Maine Education Association (retired)
  301. David A. Love, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
  302. Anju Alexander, UAW Local 2325
  303. Brenden Ross, LSSA UAW Local 2320
  304. Kirstin Roberts, Executive Board Member, Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1
  305. Antonia House, Steward, UAW Local 2320
  306. Revmira, SBWU Minnesota; Twin Cities DSA Labor Branch Co-Chair
  307. LéTania Severe, IAFF local 726
  308. Colin Kent-Daggett, TakeRoot Union, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320
  309. Nora Searle, UAW Local 2325
  310. Helen Campbell, Organizing Committee, Nationalities Service Center Staff Union, UAW Local 2320 NOLSW
  311. Siobhan Moore, Teamsters Local 638
  312. Anna Lane,  Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1
  313. Kaman Siranouche, ASSO 31, Toulouse, France
  314. Zoey Niebuhr, Delegate , Teamsters Local 391; NC AFL-CIO Triangle Labor Council Delegate
  315. Brianda Guzman , Delegate, 1199SEIU UHE
  316. Peter Gaughan, Regional Organizer, UAW Local 2320
  317. Dylan Villalon, Steward, MOVE Texas United Local 277; Party for Socialist Liberation
  318. Sarah Hasan, OPEIU Local 2
  319. Rurik Asher Baumrin, UAW Local 2325; NYC-DSA
  320. Ella Nalepka, UAW Local 2325
  321. LJ Jaffee, External Organizer, SEIU Local 200
  322. Lisa R. Edwards, UAW Local 2325
  323. Paula Garcia-Salazar, UAW Local 2325
  324. Nastaran Mohit, Organizing Director, NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003; US Labor Against Racism and War
  325. Danielle Gerena, Oakland Education Association, California Teachers Association
  326. Jacqueline Littleton, Steward and Lead Organizer, PNWSU Working Washington/Fair Work Center Chapter
  327. Daniela Robles, UAW Local 2325
  328. Gregory Mateo, NTEU Local 273
  329. Zain Majeed, NTEU Local 273
  330. Paige Demasi, IATSE Local 15
  331. Justin Hutchinson, Union staff, SEIU 775
  332. Randall Schaefer, UAW Local 2325
  333. Jadyn Harter, CNA
  334. Johnny, IWW
  335. Ian Petty, Formerly/Future MTA
  336. Leah Duncan, A Better NYLAG Executive Board, VP of Policy Advocacy, UAW Local 2325
  337. Marty Goodman, TWU Local 100 Executive Board
  338. Mac McGrath, Organizer, UNITE HERE Local 8; DSA
  339. Joanne Choi, ALAA UAW Local 2325
  340. Alma Yaniv, Unite community Liverpool
  341. Aviva Galpert, UAW Local 2325
  342. Emily Butt, Steward, Teamsters Local 243
  343. Christopher Fasano, UAW Local 2320
  344. Rick Majumdar, Teamsters Local 767; NAARPR Dallas; *FRSO Dallas; Progressive Student Union at UTA
  345. Simon Rowe, Teamsters Local 79
  346. Eric Miller, Vice President, AFGE 1923
  347. Eric Spishak-Thomas, CWA Local 9009-Alphabet Workers Union
  348. Denise Guadalupe Romero Gonzalez, UAW Local 2320
  349. Darini Nicholas, President, Local UFCT 1460
  350. Rachel Westrick, CWA Local 9009; No Tech for Apartheid
  351. Quinn Chase, Stage manager, Actors’ Equity Association; American Guild of Musical Artists
  352. Jed Holtz, Art Director, Writers Guild of America, East
  353. Doreen, former Shop Steward, IBEW 77 (retired)
  354. Dennis Gallie, UAW Local 249 (retired)
  355. Anna Hayward, UUP
  356. Maysoun Wazwaz, Steward, SEIU 10-21
  357. Renee Gagner, AFSCME Local 2912
  358. Anthony Taylor-Gouge’, Steward, UFCW 663; MN Anti-War Committee; MN Workers United
  359. Anne Slater, Secretary, Teamsters Local 763
  360. Jared Hamill, Shop Steward, Teamsters Local 396
  361. Drake Thomas Myers, Steward, MFT 59; *MN Anti-War Committee
  362. Salima Koshy, UAW Local 2110
  363. Alex Washington, Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  364. Marian Sunde, CWA Local 7800 (retired)
  365. Steve Hoffman, Washington Federation of State Employees Local 304 
  366. Adrienne Weller, AFSCME (retired)
  367. Maxine Reigel, retired Shop Steward, Teamsters Local 117
  368. Bailey Thomas, UAW Local 2325
  369. Henry Noble, IAM 751 (retired)
  370. Camila L. Valdivieso, UAW Local 2320
  371. Brandon Schorsch, Steward, OPEIU 12
  372. Lorenzo Plazola, AFSCME Local 2428
  373. Rajavelu J, *Left Trade Union Centre, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  374. Nicholas Preston, Ironworkers Local 86
  375. Jared Houston, UFCW Local 3000
  376. Jaribu Hill, Attorney and Human Rights Defender, *Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights
  377. David Klassen, PSC-CUNY
  378. Sarah Potter, Steward, Seattle Education Association
  379. Bahaar Tadjbakhsh, Teamsters Local 2010; EBDSA
  380. Jody Anderson, CLC Rep, IBEW 553; Co-Chair Black Alliance for Peace  Solidarity Network Southern Region
  381. Lena Jones, Seattle Education Association
  382. Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw, UAW 2865
  383. Betsy Kinsey, OEA-NEA
  384. Ines, SEIU 1021
  385. Sonya Karabel, Staff, UNITE HERE Local 2; Local 2 Employees Association
  386. Judy Greenspan, Union Rep and Chair of Substitute Teacher Caucus, Oakland Education Association; Member of Alameda Labor Council
  387. Alaysha Sisson, AFSCME
  388. Uri Strauss, UAW Local 2320
  389. Thomas Pafford, AFL-CIO, retired
  390. Cristian Avila, UAW Local 2320
  391. Douglas Lawson, Steward, Unite Here Local 8
  392. Malcolm Sacks, AFT Local 2 (UFT)
  393. Amelia Spooner, UAW Local 2710; Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD), Steering Committee Member-at-Large
  394. Andrew Bergman, UAW Local 5118; Steering Committee, Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD)
  395. Corrina Hildreth, Unite Here 8
  396. Pedro Acosta Galindo, Delegate, UAW Local 2325
  397. Linda Averill, Shop Steward, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587; Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity
  398. Susan Olivia Morris, Former Sgt at Arms, UAW Local 2325 (retired)
  399. Lorrie Beth Slonsky, VP Paramedic Chapter/editor Gurney Gazette, SEIU 1021 (retired); Jewish Voice for Peace
  400. Ellyn Kessler, UAW Local 2325
  401. Daniella Korotzer, Former Delegate, Health and Safety rep, and Brooklyn VP, UAW Local 2325, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA)
  402. Stephen Mahood, AFSCME 1526
  403. Isadora Jaffee, UAW Local 2325
  404. Brett Daniels, Organizing Committee Amazon Labor Union; Young Communist League
  405. Christopher Hutchinson, Teamsters Local 1150; Workers’ Aid to Ukraine
  406. Fernando Chirino, President, PERU CWA 7901
  407. Susan K., Delegate, PSC/CUNY, AFT Local 2334
  408. Saúl Schindler, Steward, SEIU 1021
  409. Jaz Brisack, Organizing Director, Workers United Upstate New York & Vermont
  410. Donna Ristorucci, Assistant Director and Editor, Retiree Division; Teamsters Local 237 (retired); Metro NY Labor Communications Council executive board (retired)
  411. Melanie Garza, SEIU Local 1021
  412. Ignacia Lolas Ojeda, UAW Local 2325
  413. Gabriel Lopez, OPEIU Local 29
  414. Turner Roth, United Service Workers Union Local 74
  415. Melissa Reyes, Steward, SEIU 1021
  416. Freddy Bastone, Shop Steward, LiUNA Local 79; Building Trades for Workers’ Democracy
  417. Marlen Bodden, UAW Local 2335
  418. Jeffery Dix, Chapter President and DD industry council chair, SEIU 1021
  419. Puja Datta, CWA staff union
  420. Carole Travis, retired Past President, UAW Local 719; SEIU Retired International Staff
  421. Tevita ‘Uhatafe, Transport Workers Union Local 567; APALA AFL-CIO
  422. Jordan Manalastas, UAW Local 2325
  423. Andrea Yeager, Steward, SEIU 1021
  424. Quil Freitas, Steward, UFCW 3000; PCC Workers United
  425. Hilaría Barajas, Bargaining Team, OEA
  426. Stewart Stout, UAW 2110; NYC-DSA Citywide Leadership Committee
  427. Sam Regan, Alternate Rep, CTA (OEA)
  428. Toshio Meronek, National Writers Union; FSP
  429. Adam Dudenhoefer, Conductor Sentinel, IAMAW United Lodge 66
  430. Claude Conger, SEIU 1199NW; staff union
  431. Emily Woo Yamasaki, LSSA-NOLSW-UAW Local 2320
  432. Andrew Smith, Local 1503, DC 37, AFSCME
  433. Thomas Ziemer, Delegate, IWW
  434. Elias Holtz, BSTV Workers United-Writers Guild of America, East
  435. Michael Rowley, Camba Legal Services Workers United-UAW Local 2325
  436. Steve Leigh, SEIU Local 925 Retiree Chapter
  437. Andrew Brown, UAW Local 4121
  438. Luke Leitze, Steward, UFCW 663; CPUSA
  439. Claire Bekker, Steward, Local UAW 2865
  440.  Dave Welsh, Delegate, San Francisco Labor Council; Nat’l Ass’n of Letter Carriers, Golden Gate Branch 214
  441. Esme Bitticks, SEIU 1020
  442. Pauline Mims, UAW Local 276 Political and Legislative Chair; *TX CLUW President; TCLC UAW Delegate #7
  443. David, UFCW 8; IWW
  444. Nora Christiani, UAW Local 2325
  445. Elyse Endlich, TNG-CWA; WBNG and Pride at Work
  446. Daniel Kim, ALAA-UAW Local 2325
  447. Joseph Rosenzweig, Teamsters Local 270
  448. Osman Yasin, UAW Local 2325
  449. Samue Hellmann, UAW Local 2710
  450. Hannah Walsh, UAW Local 2325
  451. Em Rosenfield, ALAA Local 2325
  452. Jai Broome, UAW Local 4121
  453. Willa Collins, Steward, LSSA-UAW Local 2320
  454. Helen Boyer, AFSCME Local 609
  455. Meg Rumsey-Lasersohn, AFSCME Local 609
  456. Jean Halley, PSC/CUNY, AFT Local 2334
  457. Molly Rockett, Delegate, UAW Local 2320
  458. Jordana Sardo, AFSCME Local 88
  459. Joe Evica, Chief Steward, OPEIU Local 39
  460. Ruiyang Zhang, Steward, GSOC-UAW Local 2110
  461. Jessica Monterey, Sr. Project Assistant, AFSCME Local 609
  462. D Abuyounes, AFSCME Local 609
  463. Sherry Millner, PSC/CUNY, AFT Local 2334
  464. Jeremy Bunyaner, Guide, UAW Local 2325
  465. Val Carlson, AFSCME Retirees
  466. Gustavo Mejias, UFT Retiree Advocate
  467. Syeda Malliha, ALAA UAW Local 2325
  468. Nancy Ippolito, Teamsters Local 853
  469. Jaq Kunz, AFSCME
  470. Rachel Lindy, UAW Local 2325
  471. Linda Ostreicher AFCSME DC37 (retiree)
  472. Alexandra Bonagura, PSC-CUNY AFT Local 2334
  473. Kirsten Mairead Gill, PSC-CUNY AFT Local 2334
  474. Ben Wilkins, Staff, USSW
  475. Margaret Guttshall, National Writers Union (NWU)
  476. Dusana Podlucka, PSC-CUNY AFT Local 2334
  477. Howard Levine, Teamsters Local 583
  478. Joslyn Baker, Project Manager & President, *AFSCME Local 88
  479. Sophia Wrench, Equal Justice Works Fellow, AFSCME Local 609
  480. Stuart Chen-Hayes, Delegate, PSC-CUNY AFT Local 2334 NYSUT
  481. Roger Harris, retired union worker
  482. Katherine Azcona, UAW Local 2325
  483. Michelle Saucedo, AFSCME Local 609
  484. Ashaki Binta, National Staff (retired), United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (UE); Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ)
  485. John Ferretti , Former Executive Board member, TWU Local 100; Co-founder, Local 100 Fightback Coalition (
  486. Dylan Kupsh, UAW Local 2865
  487. Daria Reaven, GSOC-UAW Local 2110
  488. Alexis Hoffman, UAW Local 2325
  489. Seth Rosenberg, Shop Steward, TWU Local 100
  490. Rex Santus, UAW Local 2325
  491. Sheila Kulkarni, International Delegate, UAW Local 2865, Santa Barbara
  492. Ioanna Kourkoulou, UAW Local 2710
  493. Jessica Jiang, UAW Local 2865
  494. Yvette Solano, AFSCME Local 609
  495. Daad Sharfi, UAW Local 2325
  496. Jeff Jones, President, UFCW Local 1459
  497. Emma Arce, AFSCME Local 609
  498. Steve Ongerth; IWW, Bay Area General Membership Branch; IBU, San Francisco Bay Region
  499. Lois Weiner, retiree, United Federation of Teachers, UFT Local 2
  500. Toly Rinberg, UAW Local 5118
  501. Aaron Amaral, Vice President, LDSA, DC37
  502. SiYan Jensen, UFCW Local 663
  503. Ethan Buhrow, UFCW Local 663; CPUSA; DSA
  504. Bol Benjamin, Staff, SEIU Local 26; CWA member
  505. Aaron Amaral, Vice President, Legal Department Staff Association (DC37, AFSCME); Tempest Collective
  506. Annaliza Torres, OPEIU 8
  507. John Ferretti, former Executive Board member, TWU Local 100; *Local 100 Fightback Coalition
  508. Seth Rosenberg, Shop Steward, TWU Local 100
  509. Anthony Steiniger, Shop Steward, TWU Local 100
  510. Jonathan Beatrice, Shop Steward and former officer, TWU Local 100
  511. Ray Reigadas, TWU Local 100
  512. Tom Gruttemeyer, TWU Local 100

Additional signers (list in formation; *denotes organizational endorsements; other affiliations listed for identification only)

  1. Joel Feingold, Crown Heights Tenant Union; Socialist Party USA
  2. Joe Allen, Tempest Collective
  3. Susanna Patterson, retired
  4. Thomas Harrison, Tempest Collective; New Politics magazine
  5. Eli Nadeau, The New School for Social Research
  6. Greg Starr, Independent Jewish Voices-Canada
  7. Melinda Smith, Jewish Voice for Peace
  8. Brian Ross Ashley, New Democratic Party Socialist Caucus
  9. Mark Guadagnino, retired
  10. Farzad Qmehr, retired
  11. Don DeBar, *Community Public Radio, Ossining NY
  12. Bill V. Mullen, Professor Emeritus/AAUP
  13. Asmita Basu, Gender and Human Rights Consultant
  14. Anna Potempska, retired scientist
  15. Charlotte Kates, International coordinator, *Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  16. Rima Najjar, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  17. Bruce Robbins, Columbia University (retired)
  18. Beth Curtiss, Stop Arming Israel
  19. Estee Chandler, Producer, KPFK Radio
  20. Erum Kidwai, AALDEF
  21. Joan, Brooklyn Grange
  22. Viveka Kymal, RS
  23. *Sur Legal Collaborative, Decatur, GA
  24. Rima Kapitan, *Kapitan Gomaa Law, P.C.
  25. Willliam Keach, Professor of English Emeritus, Brown University
  26. Frances H., NYU
  27. Jihad Abdulmumit, Organizer/Chair, *National Jericho
  28. Shushanna Shakur, *Malcolm X Grassroots Movement-Detroit
  29. Lita Farquhar, Carpenter, electrician, & artist
  30. Karen Pomer, *Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
  31. Shannon Altamirano, BALAW
  32. R. Weaver, researcher
  33. Cheryl Gaster, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  34. Sharon Maiden, retired
  35. Theresa Zettner, graphic designer
  36. Gordon Doctorow, EdD, Independent Jewish Voices
  37. Nate Landry, East Bay DSA
  38. Mitra Zarinebaf, Legal Service For Prisoners With Children
  39. Luke Pickrell, East Bay DSA
  40. Bonnie Weinstein, Co-Editor of *Socialist Viewpoint magazine
  41. Robert N. Guardado Jr.
  42. Juan Canham, DSA
  43. David Klein, California State University Northridge (retired)
  44. Lynda Lemberg, Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
  45. Johanna Brenner, Solidarity-US
  46. Pawel Wargan, Coordinator of the Secretariat, Progressive International, Gdańsk, Poland
  47. Barry Eidlin, McGill University
  48. Miriam Meir, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  49. Tricia Warren, Attorney
  50. John Obeda, Solidarity
  51. William Snodgrass, technician
  52. Maya Para, East Bay DSA
  53. Daniel Gross, organizer
  54. Jason Seidman
  55. Esther Ouray, artist
  56. Sylvia Schwarz, JVP-Twin Cities
  57. David Boehnke, Organizer, Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
  58. Sam S., Jews Against Genocide
  59. Bonnie Weiss, retired
  60. Avi Tachna-Fram, CPUSA
  61. Cathy Klein, retired teacher
  62. Chel Commerford, florist, anti-Zionist Jew
  63. Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee (Oakland)
  64. Anola Small, retired
  65. Esther, Jewish Voice for Peace
  66. Jac Nelson, Sholom Johnson Hospice Agency; Minnesota Death Collaborative
  67. CJ, Lead Organizer, *Black and Brown United in Action (New Haven)
  68. Raj Sahjai, researcher
  69. Shoshana Rivers, LAMFT
  70. Scott Volz, Ph.D
  71. Jeremy Mohler, therapist
  72. Zophia Edwards, assistant professor
  73. Nancy Eberg, Greater New Haven Peace Council
  74. Michael Hazboun, graduate student
  75. Liz Aaronsonhn, AAUP
  76. Aylin Kartalyan, analyst
  77. Matthew Levine, Tampa DSA
  78. Lesley Mahmood, retired
  79. Liz Aaronsonhn, AAUP
  80. Mary O’Connor, retired
  81. John Stafford, Stripe
  82. Devin Watts, Black Student Union, Seattle
  83. Barbara Earle, PG&E retired
  84. Neil Schroeder, Graduate Researcher, University of Minnesota
  85. Lau Barrios, Organizer, *No Tech for Apartheid
  86. Sarah Lundberg, attorney
  87. Kian Zlutnick Rank, *The Grounded Body Project (Minneapolis)
  88. Joe Quarnberg, Tempest Collective
  89. Dr. Harry Feldman, retired statistician
  90. Anne Lamb, *NYC Jericho Movement
  91. Jill Mangaliman, *GABRIELA Seattle
  92. Chris Cochrane, social worker
  93. Angela Dunne, City University of New York
  94. Immanuel Ness, author of Migration as Economic Imperialism
  95. BT Werner, University of California San Diego
  96. Saadia Toor, City University of New York
  97. Jacqualynn, Sf Sketchfest
  98. Kian Moghtaderi, software engineer
  99. Raymond Dean, Irish Music Rights Organisation
  100. Lisa Bateman, Pratt Institute
  101. ​Jane Pafford, retired
  102. Margaret Breen, Seattle Presbytery
  103. Michael Weems, Software Engineer in Test, Solo
  104. Clayton Sodergren, CADFW
  105. Pat Bryant, writer
  106. Max, bartender
  107. Anderson Nunnelley, Director, AGMA
  108. Chelsea Larson, Trader Joe’s crew member
  109. Mumina Ali, program assistant
  110. Deborah Agre, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
  111. Mike Howells, General Assembly Jackson Square Psychics, New Orleans; *New Orleans Firebrand
  112. Bishop Drewery, Seattle Revolutionary Socialists
  113. Sarah S. Kanbar, Attorney
  114. Sydney Conrady, Chamber of Cannabis, The Resistance, LGBTQIA+, BLM, ACAB
  115. Mary Ghandour, Attorney, International Refugee Assistance Project
  116. Ayesha Hussain, Attorney, Innocence Project Los Angeles
  117. Sheila Jordan, retired educator
  118. Dana Matsunami, Attorney
  119. Elizabeth Glenski, Student
  120. Keslie Box, local organizer
  121. Koya Nakata, News producer, Firebrand
  122. Beatrice Reilly Jordon, Student/Retired, CUNY
  123. Lena Hamad, Admin Secretary; CUNY Student
  124. Raymond Latour, Cashier/service worker; Concerned citizen
  125. Andrew Alberg, Student, Duke University
  126. Donna Denina. *International Women’s Alliance
  127. Shahrooz Nasir, Student, CUNY alumni

Labor for Palestine Model Resolution: [X union/labor body] 

Stand With Palestinian Workers: 

Cease the Genocide Now, End All Complicity, Stop Arming Israel!

WHEREAS, October 7, 2023 saw the people of Gaza collectively reject the culmination of 16 years of a brutal land, air and sea siege devastating the entirety of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents; and

WHEREAS, the 16-year blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip has devastated the economy, leading to the closure of many companies, factories, and farms, resulting in a high level of unemployment, and reducing the government’s ability to provide basic services to the Palestinian population in Gaza; and

WHEREAS, the siege has deprived Palestinians in Gaza of their basic rights to health care, education, work, and freedom of movement, with 81.5 percent of individuals in Gaza living below the poverty line and 64 percent are food insecure; and

WHEREAS, the latest Israeli attacks reflect more than a century of ongoing Zionist settler-colonialism, dispossession, ethnic cleansing, racism, genocide, and apartheid—including Israel’s establishment through the uprooting and displacement of over 750,000 Palestinians during the 1947-1948 Nakba. Indeed, eighty percent of the 2.3 million people in Gaza are refugees from other parts of historic Palestine; and

WHEREAS, the section of the Gaza border that was bulldozed through on October 7th was the site of the Great March of Return, a 2018-2019 peaceful protest which Israel responded to with deadly force, killing 214 Palestinians, including 46 children, and injuring 28,939 a reminder that all forms of Palestinian resistanceeven peaceful onesare criminalized and crushed by Israel; and

WHEREAS, as in the last 16 days alone at least [update as needed] 4,741 Palestinians have been killed and 15,898 wounded, with over a million of the densely populated enclave’s people displaced; and

WHEREAS, there have been [update as needed] 51 attacks on healthcare facilities in Gaza with these attacks resulting in at least 15 health workers killed, 27 health workers injured, damage to 25 hospitals and other healthcare facilities and three hospitals in northern Gaza evacuated; and

WHEREAS, upon announcing his intention to reduce parts of Gaza to “rubble,” Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu ordered leaflets dropped from the sky telling Palestinians in the Gaza strip, of which 50 percent of the population are children, to “leave now,” knowing full well that there is absolutely nowhere they can go; a public declaration of intent to commit the international crime of forced population transfer; and

WHEREAS, Israel has consolidated all these tactics of extermination in the current attack on Gaza, including the prohibited use of white phosphorus weapons in densely populated urban areas. In addition, Israel is arming settlers with an additional 10,000 assault rifles, which has already further galvanized attacks on Palestinian communities in the West Bank; and

WHEREAS, Israel justified its decision to suspend all entry of food, water and fuel into Gaza by claiming that it was fighting “human animals”; As we have seen with past examples of US led wars on Iraq and Afghanistan , such dehumanizing language is used to manufacture consent for genocidal violence; and

WHEREAS, a majority of media, politicians and employers have demonstrated an inconsistent valuation of human life, with calculated omissions effectively endorsing Israel’s ongoing perpetration of ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and genocide against the 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza; and

WHEREAS, the tired trope of “religious conflict” has been used often to mask the reality of settler colonial violence and dispossession, essentializing and racializing both Jewish and Muslim communities and those critical of Israeli settler colonial violence have been falsely accused of anti-semitism; and

WHEREAS, the Union of Professors and Employees at Birzeit University in the West Bank, calls on all trade unions around the globe to reject the “criminalization of resistance… where all blood that is shed is blamed on the oppressed and all crimes of settler colonial invasion and dispossession are ignored entirely”; and

WHEREAS, all over the world and including our [city/workplace], workers of all faiths and backgrounds are united in their opposition to apartheid, occupation, genocide and settler colonialism; and

WHEREAS, the Palestinian struggle against settler colonialism as a structure of power designed to accumulate wealth through dispossession and maintain racial hierarchy links it organically to the struggles of Indigenous, Black and Puerto Rican peoples, as well as other oppressed peoples in the United States; and 

WHEREAS, the institutions of organized violence that oppress working class, Black and Brown communities in the US train and share tactics of repression with Israeli institutions of organized violence, for example through the deadly exchange program; and

WHEREAS, since World War II, Israel has been the largest overall recipient of U.S. foreign aid, with over $150 billion since 1946 and U.S. President Joe Biden has just announced another $14.3 billion in aid for Israel as part of a broader “defense” spending package that is a boon for the military-industrial-complex and is being claimed as a job promotion program for US workers who are allegedly “building the arsenal of democracy”; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. began moving warships and aircraft to the region “to be ready to provide Israel with whatever it needed to respond,” including sending two U.S. aircraft carriers as well as special operations forces to “assist Israel’s military in planning and intelligence”; and

WHEREAS, Palestinian trade unions call for workers around the globe to stand in solidarity to “end all forms of complicity with Israel’s crimes” and to “pass motions in their trade union to this effect”; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that our [union or other labor body] condemns Israel’s ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people and calls for an immediate end to the bombings and destruction in Gaza as well as an end to all US military and economic aid to the settler colonial state of Israel; and

RESOLVED, that we endorse the October 16, 2023 Palestinian trade union call:

  1. To refuse to build weapons destined for Israel. 
  2. To refuse to transport weapons to Israel. 
  3. To pass motions in their trade union to this effect. 
  4. To take action against complicit companies involved in implementing Israel’s brutal and illegal siege, especially if they have contracts with your institution. 
  5. Pressure governments to stop all military trade with Israel, and in the case of the U.S., funding to it.

RESOLVED, that our employer(s) publicly declare and divest from all financial ties with “the State of Israel and all Israeli and international companies that sustain Israeli apartheid”; and

RESOLVED, that our union pledge to respect previous Palestinian trade union appeals for solidarity by divesting from Israel Bonds, severing all ties with the Israel’s racist labor federation, the Histadrut, and its US mouthpiece, the Jewish Labor Committee, and respecting the Palestinian picket line for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS); and 

RESOLVED, that our employer defend its workers [and students] who are routinely doxxed and attacked when voicing support for Palestine, including those who take part in the BDS campaign, and/or who otherwise oppose Israeli settler colonialism.

Digest of Select Statements and Positions on Matters of Public Concern by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys UAW 2325

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Digest of Select Statements and Positions on Matters of Public Concern by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys UAW 2325
UAW 2325 Labor for Palestine, November 26, 2023

•March 1978: Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War
[ALAA President] Mike Russek, “Affiliation Now!”, ALAA News, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1978, p. 1., col. 1: “District 65 has a national reputation as a progressive union. It has been in the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement and was the first significant opponent of the Vietnam War within the American labor movement.”

•Summer 1979: Apartheid South Africa
“South Africa Protest,” ALAA News, Vol. 2, No. 3, Summer 1979, p. 6, col. 2: “In protest against Bankers Trust Company’s support for the racist government of South Africa, the Association by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee has closed its accounts there.”

•January.-February 1985: Apartheid South Africa and Namibia
“Apartheid Protests,” ALAA Organizer, Jan.-Feb. 1985, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 1, col. 2: “Over the past month, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) has begun to play a leading role within the legal community in the on-going efforts protesting apartheid in South Africa and Namibia.”

•April 3, 1985: Civil Rights, Apartheid South Africa, Central America
ALAA Letter to Membership: “This April we have a historic opportunity to strengthen the movement for social justice and peace in this country and to thwart the deadly policies of the Reagan Administration. Our challenge is to turn the tide of domestic cutbacks, high unemployment, attacks on civil rights, support for apartheid, and the threat of a Vietnam-style war in Central America.”

•June 14, 1986: Apartheid South Africa
“Anti-Apartheid Demonstration Planned for June 14,” ALAA Organizer, Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 3, col. 1, April-May 1986: “The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), through its Political Action Committee has begun to play an active role in organizing for a massive demonstration against apartheid in New York City on June 14th.” 

•June-July 1986: Apartheid South Africa
“ALAA Anti-Apartheid Work,” ALAA Organizer, Vol. 5, No. 4, June-July 1986, p. 8, col. 3: “For the second year in a row, ALAA coordinated the publication of a statement by the Legal Committee Against Apartheid in the New York Law Journal. The statement called for the release of Nelson Mandela and 11 other political prisoners in South Africa and was directed to both President Reagan and P.W. Botha, President of South Africa.”

•July 11, 1986: Apartheid South Africa
Letter from Legal Committee Against Apartheid [signed by ALAA President Jean Schneider on behalf of ALAA], p. 1: “We ask that you join with us in taking immediate action to support legislation now pending before Congress which would impose comprehensive sanctions against South Africa.”

•June 1, 1989: Palestine
”ALAA Presents a Discussion on the Middle East Organizing by Hani Baydoun”: “A Palestinian trade unionist who organized hotel workers through the Progressive Labor Front—a coalition of twenty trade unions in the West Bank and Gaza strip.”

•June 1, 1989: Palestine
”ALAA/1199 Lecture Series: The West Bank Turmoil: Eyewitness Views”

•May 1, 1990: Palestine
“American Trade Unionists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Trade Unionist Hani Baydoun” [signed by ALAA President Michael Letwin]: “We believe that we are fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet with Hani Baydoun when he toured the U.S. and Canada last summer, and to hear him speak of the work of Palestinian trade unionists, we do not want to be deprived of hearing from him in the future. We urge the immediate release of Palestinian trade unionist Hani Baydoun.”

•Jan. 21, 1992: Central America
ALAA Executive Council Endorsements, ALAA Weekly Organizer #57, p. 14, col. 2: “National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights: Campaign for Temporary Protected Status in the U.S. of Guatemalan trade unionists, who have been central targets of that government’s military and death squads. Central American Labor Defense Network: Protest against repression of Central American trade unionists.”

•April 1994: Post-Apartheid South Africa
Yvonne Floyd-Mayers, “ALAA Members Aid in S. Africa Elections,” Working for Justice, #1, July 1994, p. 5, col. 1: “In April, three ALAA members served as international observers in the [sic] South Africa’s historic first non-racial democratic elections.” 

•March 12, 1999: NYPD Killing of Amadou Diallo
[ALAA President] Michael Letwin, “Labor Joins Protest Over New York Police Killing,” Labor Notes, May 1999: “The largest single labor contingent to be arrested came from the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325, whose members provide legal representation to 300,000 indigent New Yorkers who are frequently victims of police abuse.”

•December 23, 1999: Free Speech, Civil and Labor Rights
”In Defense of Free Speech, Labor and Civil Rights in New York City” [Statement initiated by ALAA]: “On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous ‘mountaintop’ speech, in which he called for resistance to an ‘illegal, unconstitutional injunction’ against African-American municipal sanitation workers in Memphis. The Giuliani/MTA 1999 order against NYC transit workers—who are also overwhelmingly people of color—is strikingly similar to that Memphis injunction of more than 30 years ago. We, therefore, seek to honor Dr. King’s final battle by condemning these unconscionable orders and by demanding that such egregious violations of free speech, labor, and civil rights never again be permitted to occur.”

•March 22, 2000: NYPD Killing of People of Color
“Statement on Police Violence and Abuse” (ALAA Delegate Council Resolution) “In response to the police murder of Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond and other people of color, ALAA calls for immediate abolition of the Street Crime Unit and Operation Condor; dismissal of police commissioner Howard Safir; federal prosecution, oversight and reform of the NYPD; creation of an independent state agency to prosecute police abuse; and an end to the ‘War on Drugs,’ including the Draconian Rockefeller sentencing laws, which only serves to promote violent crime, police brutality, and mass criminalization, particularly against communities of color.”

•April 2000: NYPD Killing of Amadou Diallo
[ALAA President} Michael Letwin, “Legal Aid Union Defends Protesters Arrested After Cops Are Acquitted” (Labor Notes, April 2000): “ALAA has argued that Diallo’s death reflects the criminal justice system’s organized hostility to young people of color, as reflected in routine police abuse, unfair trials, Draconian drug laws, and the death penalty. It has also argued that labor has a common interest in uniting with movements opposed to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s attack on legal and constitutional rights, as witnessed curing the transit workers’ contract negotiations last December.”

•January. 5, 2001: Palestine
“WBAI Protest Saturday” (Email from ALAA President Michael Letwin to ALAA members): “ALAA has endorsed a rally at 12 Noon tomorrow (Saturday) to oppose a management purge now in progress designed to undermine WBAI radio’s long-time commitment to activist public broadcasting. . . . For example, after receiving a complaint from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Pacifica upbraided van Isler for allowing coverage of the Palestinian Right-To-Return march in Washington D.C. on September 23rd, and demanded that Program Director Bernard White remove that program.”

•February 21, 2002: Civil Liberties, Islamophobia, and Democratic Rights
“In Defense of Civil Liberties” (ALAA Delegate Council Resolution): “As a labor union whose members fight each day for the statutory and constitutional rights of indigent New Yorkers, The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325, is deeply opposed to the Bush administration’s broad assault on precious civil liberties and democratic rights,” [including the systematic attack on] “men of Muslim and Middle Eastern origin.” 

•September 7, 2002: Civil Liberties, Islamophobia, and Democratic Rights
“NYC Labor Solidarity With Immigrant Workers and Detainees”: “ALAA, the UAW and 1199 are among the many labor, civil liberties, community, religious and political organizations to endorse this event, the second day of NYC labor solidarity with post-9/11 immigrants who continue to be detained without charges, some of them secretly and without attorneys.”

•January 27, 2003: Iraq War
UAW Region 9A Metro Area CAP Council Antiwar Resolution: “On January 16, ALAA’s parent union, the 30,000-member UAW Region 9A NY Metro Area CAP Council,  overwhelmingly adopted the resolution below endorsing U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW).”

•July 29, 2014: Free Speech for Palestine
ALAA Joint Council Authorizes Grievance of Legal Aid Society Management Ban “non-work-related matter involving the current situation in the Middle East.”

•August 12, 2014: NYPD Killing of Eric Garner
“ALAA Members Demand NYPD Accountability for Death of Eric Garner”: (ALAA Executive Board Resolution): “We, the undersigned members of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325, demand justice for Eric Garner.”

•October 20, 2020: Police Unions
”Resolution Calling On the International UAW and AFL-CIO To Cut Ties With Policing Unions” (ALAA Joint Council Resolution): “[We] call on the AFL-CIO and all other labor bodies to immediately sever ties with International Brotherhood of Police Officers and the International Union of Police Association; other unions of police, sheriffs, jail and prison guards, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), security guards, and “child protective” specialists; and all other wings of the prison-industrial complex.”

•May 11, 2021: Philippines
“ALAA Endorses the Philippine Human Rights Act” (Delegate Council Resolution): “ALAA will show solidarity with unionists and progressive lawyers in the Philippines.”

•July 22, 2022: Palestine
“Resolution on Divestment from Israel Bonds and on Transparency in Investments funded through Union Membership Dues” (ALAA Membership Vote): “ALAA 2325 supports taking action, both as individual members and as a chapter collectively, in support of Palestinian liberation from Israeli apartheid.”

Judge Unconstitutionally Muzzles ALAA UAW Local 2325 Membership Vote on Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza and a Free Palestine 

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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2023 

Contact: UAW 2325 Labor For Palestine at 

Judge Unconstitutionally Muzzles ALAA UAW Local 2325 Membership Vote on Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza and a Free Palestine 

Late this afternoon, in a desperate, last-minute attempt to silence opposition to the Israeli genocide in Gaza, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Felice J. Muraca issued a blatantly unconstitutional Temporary Restraining Order barring ALAA UAW Local 2325, which represents approximately 2,700 legal and social service workers, from completing a membership vote on a Resolution Calling for a Ceasefire in Gaza, an End to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine, and Support for Workers’ Political Speech. 

This unprecedented free speech violation was sought by plaintiffs Diane T. Clark, Ilana Kopmar, Isaac Altman, and Davis Rosenfeld, who exemplify a two-decade long censorship campaign against Palestinian rights advocacy at The Legal Aid Society of New York and in UAW 2325. The order was enabled by the rightwing New York Post, and by management at Legal Aid and New York Legal Assistance Group, who all publicly smeared the union resolution as “antisemitic.” As a result, one of our members was doxxed based on a pro-Palestine message she sent to our union’s internal mailing list. 

On November 16, one day before the scheduled union vote, management at the Legal Aid Society (LAS) released a public statement and held a town hall meeting in which they smeared the ALAA resolution, calling it anti-Semitic to discourage members from voting in favor of the resolution. At that meeting, when pushed by members to identify any anti-Semitic statements in the resolution, LAS management pointed to the following language: “in the occupation of Palestine” and “we stand for human rights and against apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.” Far from being anti-Semitic, this language aligns with human rights organizations across the world in their assessment of Israel’s conduct in Palestine. 

On the day of the union vote, management at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) sent a similar all-staff email urging union members to vote no, blasting the resolution as “anti-Semitic” and threatening that it could cause the organization to lose funding. This sentiment was reiterated in their public statement released later the same day. 

In their actions, LAS and NYLAG management resorted to fear-mongering in their attempt to silence critiques of Israel by mislabeling them as anti-Semitic—a dishonest, though unfortunately widespread, practice. In doing so, they reflected that their allegiance to corporate funders takes higher priority than the organizations’ stated missions of progressive public defense. 

“We, as union members, are appalled by managements’ interference in union activities, and

certain members’ anti-labor and anti-democratic actions, to stoke fear in voting members. Such conduct has exposed individual members to the threat of doxxing and further harm. They have also dangerously and falsely conflated anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism,” said Dany Greene, member of ALAA UAW Local 2325. 

“As public defenders representing the most demonized and oppressed communities in the United States—poor, criminalized, immigrant, Black, and Indigenous people—we are familiar with how the U.S. political establishment legitimizes state violence against our communities through courts, prisons, police, deportations, evictions, family policing, and the media,” said Yosmin Badie, member of ALAA UAW Local 2325. “We recognize these same tactics at work in Israel’s 75-year occupation and its apartheid laws enforced by Israel’s military and increasingly fascist court system, and supported by U.S. tax dollars.” 

Accordingly, it is our duty to heed the urgent call by Palestinian trade unions for organized workers worldwide “to end all forms of complicity with Israel’s crimes.” In response, the rank and file members of UAW 2325 drafted a resolution. The resolution was passed by a vote of 108-13-8 in the ALAA Joint Council, composed of delegates from local shops’ chapters, on November 14, 2023 to bring the resolution to a wider membership vote. 

“We are outraged by this complicity with Israeli genocide in Gaza and the rest of Palestine, and subversion of democratic trade unionism,” said Daniel Kim, member of ALAA UAW Local 2325. In the face of illegal censorship, we Rank and File ALAA 2325 members recommit to standing with Palestinian trade unions and workers worldwide in the fight for a free Palestine.

UAW Rank and File BDS Sign-On Letter

Sign-onto this open letter:

UAW Members         Unions and Community Organizations          Community Members

Dear UAW International and Fellow Unionists,

We, rank-and-file members of the UAW and allied community members/organizations, stand unequivocally in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Following the call by Palestinian Trade Unionists to end complicity in their oppression, we call upon workers everywhere, our union leadership, and the UAW International to demand an immediate end to Israel’s brutal siege and bombardment of Gaza and all military funding going toward Israel.

We watch with horror as the U.S. sends American troops to assist in an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. We mourn the loss of civilian life. We categorically reject U.S. support of the murderous Israeli regime in its ongoing genocide of Palestinians, which has killed over 7,000 people and injured 16,000 more in airstrikes since October 7, and has cut off water, food, and power to Gaza’s population. We stand in solidarity with Palestinian workers who have renewed their call for academic institutions and unions worldwide to stand with the Palestinian people.

We call on the UAW to endorse and implement the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) call from Palestinian civil society, which urges nonviolent pressure on Israel until it “meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:

  1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall
  2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
  3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.”

Historically, the U.S. labor movement has failed the Palestinian people. For instance, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) advocated for and helped finance the construction of Zionist settlements, directly contributing to the displacement of Palestinians. It is a moral imperative for us to acknowledge this history and push the labor movement to act on the side of Palestinian liberation. Advocating for a BDS resolution is also directly tied to our material interests; workers in the U.S. are struggling against many of the same capitalist forces that maintain and bolster the Israeli occupation of Palestine. These forces rely on racialized exploitation, dispossession, and policing in the United States and around the world. As argued by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and Arab Workers Caucus of the UAW, a global class of workers will not achieve liberation if fragmented by colonization, apartheid, and borders. These are the structures on which an ascendant global fascist movement is shoring up white supremacy, nativism, militarism, heteropatriarchy, and other tools of oppression to further divide us. No longer will we stand for investments that aid in the genocide of Palestinians.

As members of the labor movement, we call on U.S. labor unions to cut all ties with Israeli unions. We call on the AFL-CIO to terminate its relationship with the Israeli Histadrut. We additionally call on U.S. unions and our employers to divest from Israeli bonds and from the military, extractive, and technological industries connected with the Israeli occupation and U.S. imperialism. Furthermore, we demand that the UAW International and AFL-CIO immediately convey to the United States government a demand to halt all aid and military support to Israel. Failure to do so amounts to organized labor’s complicity with, and support for, the ongoing genocide.

We further demand that the UAW and our locals protect workers who engage in pro-Palestine speech and advocacy—particularly Palestinian, Muslim, and Arab workers—from doxxing, surveillance, and repression within the workplace. Additionally, the UAW must not overturn democratic decisions made by the rank-and-file, as it did when UAW 2865, UAW 2322, and GSOC-UAW 2110 voted to support BDS in solidarity with the Palestinian people in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

As unionists, we must always stand on the side of justice, both in word and in deed. In light of Israel’s recent intensification of attacks on Palestine as well as the past 75 years of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, we stand firmly in solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian liberation. Already, UAW members have spoken out, joined marches, and walked out in support of Palestinian liberation. We will continue fighting for the liberation of the Palestinian people and we commit to taking direct action against the occupation in the coming weeks, including educating our colleagues on the occupation, disrupting the military industrial complex, standing with anyone in our workplaces facing retaliation for their activism around Palestinian liberation, and, if necessary, striking in our workplaces.

Until Liberation and Return,

UAW Members

Anila Gill, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Peter Gaughan, UAW 2320 — NOLSW – Staff Association
Benjamin Kersten, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Rachel Hoerger, UAW 2320 — NOLSW-BALAW
Raj Chaklashiya, UAW 2865 — Santa Barbara
Daniel Kim , UAW 2325 — Bronx defenders
Martha Grevatt, UAW 869
Asil Yassine , UAW 2865 — UCLA
Ary Smith, UAW 2320 — NULAW
Pooja Patel, UAW 2335 — CAMBA Legal Services Workers United
Austin D Bowes, UAW 2110 — New Museum of Contemporary Art
Hazem Jamjoum, UAW 2010 — NYU-GSOC
Michael Letwin, Former President, UAW Local 2325; Labor for Palestine
Christopher Viola, UAW 22
Isaac Stokka, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Jasmin Tabatabaee, UAW 2110 — New Museum of Contemporary Art
Miriam Schachter , UAW 2325 — ALAA
Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien, UAW 2325 — Bronx Defenders Union
Muhammad Yousuf, UAW 2865 — San Diego
Ron Lare, UAW 600
Aparna Gopalan, UAW 5118
Dylan Kupsh, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Michael Gradess, UAW 2325 — The Bronx Defenders Union
Daria Reaven , UAW 2110 — NYU GSOC
Lavanya Nott, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Matthew Ehrlich, UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Ruiyang Zhang, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Ricky Sanchez, UAW 5118 — HGSU-UAW
Madeline Weisburg, UAW 2110 — New Museum
Bailey Thomas, UAW 2325 — CAMBA legal Service workers united
Jessica Jiang, UAW 2865 — Berkeley
Patricia Manos, UAW 5118 — HGSU-UAW
Jeppe Ugelvig, UAW 2865 — UCSC
Jared Sacks, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
Cristian Avila, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Benjamin Gaillard-Garrido, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Nirvana Shahriar, UAW 2865 — Santa Barbara
Hazem Fahmy, UAW 2710
Nico Grace, UAW 7902 — New School Student Workers Union (NewSWU)
Amber Kela Chong, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Ioanna Kourkoulou, UAW 2710
Caitlin Blanchfield , UAW 2110 — student workers of columbia
Zachary Hicks , UAW 2865
Matt Hing, UAW 2865
Rebecca Morgan , UAW 2320 — NOLSW, Legal Aid Services of Oregon Workers Union
Ryan H, UAW 2865
Zachary Clarence, UAW 2179
Emilie S. Tumale, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Tommy George, UAW 5118 — HGSU-UAW
Megan Riley, UAW 2865
Spencer Tilger, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Nicolette D’Angelo, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Zho Ragen, UAW 4121
Michael Mirer, UAW 2865
Harrison S, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Lily Jue Sheng, UAW 2010
José G. Miranda, UAW 2320 — IRAP Workers United
Aida M., UAW 2865
Brianna Lavelle , UAW 2865
Gray Golding, UAW 2865
Kendrick Manymules, UAW 2865
Barrett Cortellesi, UAW 259
Nils J, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Samyu Comandur, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Jessica Brown , UAW 2110
Rachel Fox, UAW 2865
Arundhati Velamur , UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Lara Russo, UAW 2325 — Association of Legal said Attorneys
Matt Daunt, UAW — NYURU
Johanna Rothe , UAW 2865
Frank Hammer, UAW 909 — GM Warren MI
Bri Reddick, UAW 2865
Sarah Dinkelacker , UAW 2110
Marini Thorne, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
Pamela Perrimon, GSWOC-UAW — USC
Marlaina S, UAW 5810
Hamsini Sridharan , GSWOC-UAW
Yi Lin Zhou, UAW 5118 — HGSU-UAW
Tarang Saluja, UAW Local 2322 — GEO at UMass Amherst
Charli Muller, UAW 2110 & 7902 — NYU GSOC & New School PTF union ACT-UAW
Grant Stover, UAW 509
Elizabeth Sawyer, UAW 2110 — ACLU
Or Pansky, UAW 2110 — NYU GSOC
Robert Carey, UAW 4100
Sonia Roubini, UAW 2325
Yassaman Rahimi, UAW 2865
Sophia Gurulé, UAW 2325
Erik Hazard, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Maya Alper, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Daad S., UAW 2325
Anthony Stoner, UAW 2865 — Riverside
Gordon Beeferman, UAW 7902 — NYU
Anthony M Triola , UAW 2865 — Irvine
Tausif Noor, UAW 2865 — UAW UC Berkeley
Brenden Ross, UAW 2320 — LSSA 2320
Christopher Geary, UAW 2865 — Berkeley
Vincent Doehr, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Alexis Aceves Garcia, UAW 2865
Mirella Deniz-Zaragoza, UAW 2865
Raghvi Bhatia, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Liam Moore, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Meesh Fradkin, UAW 9A — NYU
Swarnabh Ghosh, UAW 5118 — HGSU-UAW
Erika Barbosa, UAW 2865 — UCSD
Alex Jackman, UAW 2325 — ALAA Legal Aid
Thomas Connell, UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Leila M. , UAW 2010
Fred DeVeaux, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Melinda Butterfield , UAW 2320 — National Organization of Legal Services Workers
Rachel Lindy, UAW 2325 — OAD
Rocio Rivera , UAW 2865
Lauren Textor, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Samia Saliba, UAW — GSWOC-USC
Nadeem Mansour, UAW 2710
Ross Hernández , UAW 2865
Hannah Kagan-Moore, UAW 2865 — SB
Marlene G Marte , UAW 2325
Jackson Kuklin, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Leonard Butingan, UAW 2865
Yair Agmon, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Yulia Gilich, UAW 2865 — UAW 2865 Santa Cruz
Gabriela Flores, UAW 2865
Reema Saad, UAW 2865 — UC Davis
Alice M., UAW 2320
Sabrina Habchi, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Samantha Abbott, UAW 2865 — Davis
LN, UAW 2865
Claire Gavin, UAW 2325
Adam Moore, UAW 2865
Melina R. , UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Drew Westaway, UAW 182
Nathanael Joseph, UAW 2865 — UC Irvine
Kaylee-Allyssa Roberts Larson, UAW 2865 — UCSC
Ryan McMillan, UAW 5118
Rebecca Waxman, UAW 2865
Kathleen Cash , UAW 2320
Erin Miller, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Rammy Salem, UAW 2865 — UC Santa Barbara
Deren Ertas, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Christopher Fasano, UAW 2320
Destina Bermejo, UAW 2865 — Merced
Charles Gelman, UAW 7902 — NYU Adjuncts
Jessica Peña , UAW 2865 — UCLA
Sabrina Habchj, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Aaron Benedetti, UAW 2865
Caleb Schimke, GSWOC-UAW — USC
Gabriel Woolls, UAW 2865
Tascha Shahriari-Parsa, UAW 5118
Alexi Shalom, UAW 2325
Jocelyn Yang, UAW 2110
Jessie Rubin , UAW Local 2710 — SWC
Rebecca Wong, UAW 2865
Corina Copp, GSWOC-UAW
Anthony Kim, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Emma Roth, UAW 2324
Stewart Stout, UAW 2110
Anthony Stoner, UAW 2865 — Riverside
Willa Smart, UAW 2865
Katrina T. , UAW 2110
Kerry Keith, UAW 2865 — San Diego
Evan Lemire, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Tyler P., UAW 2865
Khirad Siddiqui, UAW 2865 — Irvine
Joanna Lee-Brown, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
Ali Blake, UAW — Boston College Graduate Employees Union
Maya Misra, UAW 2865
Marcus Knoke, UAW 5118 — HUWU-UAW
Natalie Goncharov, UAW 2320 — NOLSW-LSSA
Lindsey Ortega, UAW 2865
Arlo Fosburg, UAW 2865
Jenny Lee, UAW 1069 — GETUP-UAW
Vish Soroushian, UAW 2320
Aisha Zaman, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Koby L., UAW 5118 — HGSU
Sammy Feldblum, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Hannah Walsh , UAW 2325
Anna Derby, UAW 2322 — UMass-GEO
Rui Liu , UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Julian de Gortari, UAW 2865
Liana Goff, UAW 2320 — LSSA-Mobilization for Justice shop
Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot, UAW 4100 — CPU-UAW
Sachinthya Wagaarachchi, UAW 2865
Chandler Hart-McGonigle, UAW 2325
Katsyris Rivera Kientz, UAW 1596 — Region 9A
Dinah Luck, Local 2320 — LSSA (MFJ shop)
Hanbyul Jenny Kang, UAW 2110 — NYU GSOC
Yasmine Benabdallah, UAW 2865 — Santa Cruz
Yosmin Badie, UAW 2325
Claire Stottlemyer, UAW 2325 — ALAA Legal Aid NYC
Roxanne Houman, UAW 2710
Nena Hedrick , UAW 2865 — UCSC
Dana Kopel, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Tatum H. , UAW 2865
Denish Jaswal, UAW 5118
Kevin schwenkler, UAW 2865 — ucsd graduate student workers
Jack Davies, UAW 2865 — Santa Cruz
Rosa Navarro, UAW 2865 — UC Santa Cruz
Navruz Baum, UAW 2325 — NYLAG
Fletcher Nickerson, UAW 2865
Ben Bieser, UAW 2865 — Irvine
Leemah Nasrati, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Clare Canavan, UAW 5118
David Soper, UAW 2865
Ali M. Ugurlu, UAW 2710 — SWC
Maxwell Hellmann , UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Cherí Kruse , UAW 2865 — Berkeley
Max Greenberg, UAW 2322 — UMass GEO
Mithra Lehn, UAW 7902 — SENS
Amelia Spooner, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
K Jacobson, UAW 2865 — UCSD
Megan Spencer, UAW 2865
Natalie May, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Eesha K, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Jackson Tham, UAW 2325
Elisabeth Koch, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Sophie Wilkowske , UAW 5118 — Harvard-HGSU
Rosie Stockton, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Ignacia Lolas Ojeda, UAW 2325 — The Bronx Defenders Union – UAW Local 2325
Nastaran Far, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Ignacia Lolas Ojeda, UAW 2325
Adithya Gungi , UAW 2710 — SWC
Annie Powers, UAW 2865 — Los Angelea
Carson Greene, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Sierra E., UAW 2865
Shanaz Chowdhury , UAW — LAS
Joe Riley, UAW 2865
Ella Nalepka, UAW 2325 — The Bronx Defenders Union
Christy A., UAW 2865
Jonathan Ben-Menachem, UAW 2710
Magally Miranda, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Abby Richburg, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Aaron Katzeman, UAW 2865
Claire Valdez, UAW 2110 — Columbia University
Emily Ortiz , UAW 2865
Kyle Galindez, UAW 2865 — Santa Cruz
Anna Robinson-Sweet, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Sam Heller, UAW 4123 — CSU Academic Student Workers
Elizabeth Ross, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Sarah Mason, UAW 2865
Daniel Owen, UAW 2865
Whitney Braunstein, UAW 2325 — The Bronx Defenders Union
Emily Janakiram, UAW 2110
Cameron Foltz, UAW 2710
Helen Bolton, UAW 2110 — Center for Reproductive Rights Union
Kevin Cruz, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Kristy Palomares, UAW 5810 — UC Irvine
Camila Valdivieso, UAW 2320 — BALAW
David Klassen, UAW Local 7902 — NYU adjuntcs
Tony C., UAW 2865
Zachory Nowosadzki, UAW 2325 — ALAA
AP Pierce, UAW 2865 — UC Santa Barbara
Oliver Lazarus, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Alex Garnick, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Marisa Borreggine, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Heather R., UAW 2865
Michael Malloy , UAW 2350
Brandon Cunningham , UAW 2320
Toby Smith, UAW 2865/5810 — Davis
Andreas P., UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Jake Orbison, UAW 2865 — Berkeley
Kelsey Weymouth-Little, UAW 2865
Marie Buck, UAW 7902 — NYU—adjuncts
Kai Nham, UAW 2865
Stephanie Martinez, UAW 2865 — San Diego
Antony Wood, UAW 2865
Salima Koshy, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Maritza Geronimo, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Kendall Rallins, UAW 2865
Ngozi Harrison, UAW 2865
Rachel Himes, UAW 2710 — SWC – Students Workers of Columbia
Jonah Inserra, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Siddharth J, UAW 2865
Fabiola Carranza, UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Bailey Plaman, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Olu D. , UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Ja Bulsombut, UAW 2865
Jenn DiSanto, UAW 2865 — UCSF GSR
Aaron Berman, UAW 7902 — SENS-UAW
Ethan Friedland, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Nora Carroll, UAW 2325 — ALAA (Association of Legal Aid Attorneys)
Monica Panzarino, UAW 7902 — ACT-UAW
Emily Janakiram, UAW 2110
Christina M Ruiz, UAW 5810 — UC Irvine
Maren Karlson, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Sunny Chen, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Cesar Bowley Castillo, UAW 2865 — University of California, Los Angeles
Carol Darleny Larancuent, UAW 2325
Gregoria Olson, UAW 2865 — UC Berkeley
Michael Wasney, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Colin Vanderburg, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Piril Nergis, UAW 509 — USC-GSWOC
Johannah King-Slutzky, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
Ina Morton, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Bella seppi, UAW Region 6 — UAF-AGWA
Michael Ernst, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Katrina T. , UAW 2110
Sarah Halabe, UAW 2865
Andrew Bergman, UAW 5118 — HGSU
John King, UAW 7902 — ACT-UAW 7902 at NYU
Semassa Boko, UAW 2865 — UC Irvine
Daniel Arcand, UAW 2865 — UCSD
Leonardo Vilchis-Zarate, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Katherine Funes, UAW 2865
jaime ding, UAW 2865
Alice Wang, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Sarah C., UAW 2865
Jennifer L., UAW 2110
Irene D, UAW 2865
Jarred Brewster, UAW 2865 — UCLA GSA
James Karabin, UAW 2865 — UC Santa Cruz
Zaynab Mahmood, UAW 2865
Kathleen Cash, UAW 2320
Sophie Wilkowske, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Grant Leuning, UAW 2865
Mariko Whitenack, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Emily Whalen , UAW 2325 — BDS
Cameron Dunphy , UAW 3520
Amed Galo Lopez, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Ramona A., UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Melissa Smyth, UAW 2325 — Neighborhood Defender Service
Madeleine Roepe, UAW 2865
Victoria Tran, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Nabil Hassein, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Ahmed Mitiche, UAW 2710
Tamar Ghabin, UAW 2110 — NYU GSOC
K Persinger, UAW 2865 — Riverside
Dana Zofia Flicker, UAW 2865
Sudipta Saha, UAW 5118
Carolin Huang, UAW 2865 — Irvine
Iris Ramirez , UAW 2865
Carol Darleny Larancuent, UAW 2325
Paul Brown, UAW 2710
Danica Radoshevich , UAW 1596
Joanna Lee-Brown, UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia
Michael O’Brien, UAW 5118
Conrad B. , UAW 2325 — The Bronx Defenders Union
Rurik Asher Baumrin, UAW 2325
Natalie Robertson , UAW 2865 — Davis
Jake Scarponi, UAW 2322 — WPI-GWU
Kourtney Nham, UAW 2865
Noah Pinkham, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Allison Rosen, UAW 509
Thalia Ertman, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Noor Al-Sharif, UAW 5810 — UCLA
Diego Ayala , UAW 2865 — UC Berkeley
Mason Smith, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Anisa Jackson, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Maggie Davis, UAW — USC
Adam Cooper, UAW 2865 — San Diego
Frances H., UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Kira Pratt, UAW 2010 — NYU-GSOC
Nia Abram, UAW 2110
Alex Ferrer, UAW 2865
Olivia Ortiz, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
james d sirigotis, UAW 2865 — ucsc
Ethan Hill, UAW 2865
Kirt Mausert, UAW 2865 — UC Berkeley
Benjamin W., UAW 2865 — UCLA
Gabriel Flores, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Rebecca M., UAW 2110
Akshay Ragupathy , UAW 2710
Robin Gabriel , UAW 2865 — UCSC
Naomi Schachter, UAW 2325
Eric Cohn, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Aiza K., UAW 2865 — UCLA
Marilia Kaisar , UAW 2865 — UCSC
Brian Allen, UAW 7902
Athena G, UAW 2865
Johnathon Vargas, UAW 2865 — UCSD
Samantha Griggs, UAW 2865 — UCR
Noam Chen-Zion, UAW 2710
Bineh Ndefru , UAW 2865
Palashi V, UAW 5810
michelle chang, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Christopher L., UAW 2865
Lauren Palmieri, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Emily Janakiram , UAW 2110
Wilson Hammett, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Cooper Lynn, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Naima Karczmar, UAW 2865
Rebecca Angela Ruiz, UAW 2865 — UC Irvine ASE
Jason Butters, UAW 2710
Geroline Castillo, UAW 2320 — NOLSW
Wes Wise, GSWOC-UAW — USC Grad Student Workers
Da In Choi, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Summer Sloane-Britt, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Francis Galang, UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Isik Kaya, UAW 2865
Robbie Trocchia , UAW 2865
Sasha K., UAW 2865 — UCLA
William Guerrero, UAW 2865
Doga Tekin, UAW 2865 — UCLA
Matt Schneider, UAW 2865
Leslie H., UAW 2865 — UCSB
Aaron Posner, UAW 7902
Cybele Kappos, UAW 2865
Michael Buse, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Cristina Awadalla, UAW 2865 — UCSB
Annika Berry, UAW 2865 — Santa Cruz
Aviva Galpert, UAW 2325 — ALAA
Tanvee Trehan, UAW 2320
Amanda B Parmer, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Sidrah Marotti, UAW 2865
Charlotte Minsky, UAW 5118
Jeremy Montano, UAW 2325 — ALAA
Anna Haynie, GSWOC-UAW — USC
Josh Turner, UAW 2865 — UC Davis
Aditi Kini , UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Elena Peterman, UAW 2865 — UC Berkeley
Andrew Brown, UAW 4121
Ifeanyi Awachie, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Flavia Maria Lake , UAW 2865 — UCLA
Vincent Doehr, UAW 2865
Rayyan Mikati, ACT-UAW 7902 — Sens-UAW Local 7902
Ruwa Alhayek, UAW 2710 — SWC
Edward Painter, UAW 2865
Adithya Gungi, UAW 2710 — SWC
James Huynh, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Emi B., UAW 2865 — Davis
Dimitri D., UAW 2865
Bryan Ziadie, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Meredith Durbin, UAW 5810 — Berkeley
Jonah Gray, UAW 2865 — UCSD
Oya Gursoy, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Zachary Valdez, UAW 2110 — Columbia University Support Staff
Ellis Garey, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Cathy Román, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Jordan Victorian, UAW 2865
Jason Butters, UAW 2710 — SWC
Isabel Duron, UAW 2865
Max Grear, UAW 2710 — SWC
Peter VanNostrand, UAW 2322 — WPI-GWU
Susanna Collinson, UAW 2865
Aiko Dzikowski, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Nicholas Hu, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Kate Metcalf, UAW 2865 — San Diego
Caroline Bowman, UAW Region 9A — NYU Researchers United
Adam Gill, GSWOC-UAW
Roberta Dousa, UAW 2865
Clara Lingle, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
William Sánchez, UAW 2865
Aaron Posner, UAW 7902
Sarah Z Ahmed , UAW 7902 — NYU Adjuncts Union
john king, ACT-UAW 7902 — NYU
Vandhana Ravi, UAW 2865
Elsy El Khoury , UAW 4100 — Columbia Postdoctoral Workers
Edward Berdan, UAW 2865
Mehrnush Golriz, UAW 2865
Eric Maron, UAW 186
Emmy Cantos , UAW 2320
Antony Wood, UAW 285
Walker Hewitt, UAW 2865
Sal Suri , UAW 5118 — HGSU
Kimberly Yu, UAW 2865
Ashley Guzman, UAW 2325
Patrick R Forrester, UAW 5118 — HGSU
Alyssa W., UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Nohely Guzman, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
A P, UAW 2110 — NYU GSOC
Sophia Sambrano, UAW 2850 — Los Angeles
Isabel Bartholomew, UAW 2865 — UC Irvine
Paul Werner, UAW 7902 — ACT-UAW NYU
Madison Bowers, UAW 2320
Andrea Lara-Garcia , UAW 2865 — Berkeley
TJ Shin, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Junho Peter Yoon, UAW Local 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Sakura Price, UAW 2865
Burcu Bugu, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Kimberly Soriano, UAW 2865 — UCSB
Magdalena Donea, UAW 2865 — San Diego
David Borgonjon, UAW 2710 — SWC
Ben Berners-Lee, UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Lucas Koerner, UAW 5118
Sophie Friedman-Pappas, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Calypso Taylor, UAW 2325 — UAW Local 2325 – NDS
Elliot White, UAW 2865
Janel Pineda, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Kelsey Kim, UAW 2865
Toly Rinberg, UAW 5118
Hala Al Shami, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Miguel Castaneda , UAW 2865 — UC San Diego
Ana Howe Bukowski, UAW-GSWOC — USC
Jonathan V., UAW 2865
Aman Williams, UAW 2110 — NYU-GSOC
Peter Racioppo, UAW 2865 — Los Angeles
Alexia P., UAW 2710 — Student Workers of Columbia

Community Members

Sona, NYU Alumni ’23
Gladys M. Jiménez-Muñoz, UUP Binghamton University Chapter
Cami Dominguez
Diana Filar
Demetrius Tien, UC Irvine
Julie Nguyen
Eric Patel, IWW NYC
John Wellman
Louisa Chang
alexis roberto
Nezar Eltal
Xander Percy, Teamsters Local 449
Colleen Asper
Eirene Tsolidis Noyce, Australian Services Union Victorian Branch
Mudassir Mayet
Sam Karnes, NYU Law Student
Meera Jaffrey, JVP North Jersey
Marco de Laforcade
Rania Kanazi, NYU
Neil Rudis , RN
Francesca Altamura, Former UAW Local 2110 member
Lauren Textor, UAW graduate
Claudia Benincasa, Past UAW 1596 Member
Sarah Chaudhry, ALAA
Jasmin L., Student, 2023
Jonathan Tan, OPEIU Local 153
Lucas kane , Member of NYC Local 30
Ala’ Qadi, Algonquin College Faculty Union, Local 415, Second VP
Ryan C Taylor
Clue Quilala
Clancy Murray, GET-UP UAW
Babatunde Salaam, IBEW Local 24
Elizabeth Tommey , UCLA Alumni
Amelia Baxter
John Hammond, PSC-CUNY/AFT
Evan Sakuma, UC Berkeley TDPS PhD student
Sam Malabre, UC-AFT Los Angeles Chapter and UAW 2865 (retired membership status)
Narmin Jivani, NYU Wagner Grad Student & Tutor
Dave Lindorff, founding editor of
Adil Hussain
Tirthankar Ghosh, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
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Sofya Aptekar, PSC-CUNY
Tiana Reid
Hassan Ahmad
Vick Baker, NPEU
Terra Poirier, Non-Regular & Unifor 3000
Riddhi S. Patel, environmental and labor justice organizer, Kern County, CA
Stephen Sheehi
Farah Khimji, 1199SEIU UHE
Leandra Williams
Danielle Gartenberg, Hunter college, Urban Planning
Claire Glass
Cole Papadopoulos , NPEU, IFPTE 70
Giacomo Bianchino, Professional Staff Congress
Nantina Vgontzas, PSC-CUNY
Jessica Enriquez
Ashleigh Wellman
Mateen Bahai, UCLA SJP
Marina Aina
Alia ElKattan, UAW Local 2110
Baraa Abu Ghalyoun, SJP Operating Board Member
Ru Mehendale
Beezer de Martelly, UAW 2865 alum
Shreya Chowdhary, University of Michigan GEO
Sheila Kulkarni, International Delegate, UAW 2865 Santa Barbara
Lucy Briggs
Jennifer Austiff, HGSU-UAW, Local 5118 (2023)
Nate Landry , East Bay DSA
Hilary Rasch, Training Coordinator, IATSE Local 161
Yaheya Quazi
Paul Rho, Pratt Institute
Mohammad Shafi
Raphe Gilliam
Kyla Mace, GETUP-UAW (pre-certification)
Rachel Besharah, Unifor 2025
Alex Mireles, UAW 2636
Timothy Workman, RAWR CWA Local 9415
Anna Dang
Michaela Telfer
Medha G
Grace Manalo
Laura Martin , Former member of UAW 2865, current member of AFT
Devyn Mañibo
Emily Bleijerveld
Rebekah Woelkers
Olivia Leiter, AFSCME Local 126
M.C. Overholt, GET-UP UPenn
Anthony Lakey
Jaz Brisack, Workers United Upstate NY & VT (in individual capacity)
Kari Litteer, NPEU IFPTE Local 70
Dan Beeton, NPEU
Margaret Barbosa
Sam Jaser, NYU Admin
Nader Salem
David Bragin, Jewish Voice for Peace
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Sally Jane Gellert
Yazen Nasr
Jodie Doherty, Labor Advocate
Omar Simjee
ARG, Community
Jacob G.
Sal Tuszynski, OPEIU Local 153
Kelly Tran
Lara Sheehi
Marla Hoffman, NYS Court Clerks Association
Tayler Hall
Prahas Rudraraju
Reno Garcia, UCLA Graduate Student
Breanne Sparta, UCLA
Ferris Tseng, Nava United, OPEIU Local 1010
Tai-Ge Min
Shira , MORE / UFT
Emma Hartung
Saurav Sarkar, NWU
Naima Kalra
Zuri Gordon, NYU
R. M. Aranda
Annie Powers
Jeff Schuhrke, UUP-AFT 2190
Sanaa Sayani
Ghaliah Fakhoury
Liam Maher, AFT Local 6290
Daniella D’Acquisto
Shaye Skiff, FOE Workers United
Ryna Workman, NYU Law 2024
Conner Glynn
Ayman Ahmad, SBCC
A. Ahmed, Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Elizabeth Tang, IFPTE Local 70
Chrysanthemum George, IAMAW Local 4538
Paris VanHoozer
Basma Radwan
Brett Daniels, Amazon Labor Union, Democratic Reform Caucus
Amber Chong

Unions and Community Organizations

National Students for Justice in Palestine
Rank and File for a Democratic Union (UAW 2865)
Pan-Arab Decolonial Feminist Collective
BIPOCanalysis Collective
Nevada County Mutual Aid
The Young Democratic Socialists of America at the University of Michigan
Occupy Bergen County (New Jersey)
UC Berkeley Graduate Students for Justice in Palestine

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“Palestine will be free”: CUPE Ontario sends a message of solidarity

August 11, 2022

“Palestine will be free”: CUPE Ontario sends a message of solidarity

Dozens of children, and many more adults, killed. Far more injured. Hundreds of homes damaged, with many people left without theirs.

CUPE Ontario and its International Solidarity Committee strongly condemns the Israeli authorities for their ongoing attack on the Palestinian people in Gaza.

We see through and we openly question the pretext of self-defence to legitimize domination and colonial expansion. The airstrikes on a captive population in residential areas of Gaza undermine all justifications.

We echo our allies in Canada and around the world, including the Independent Jewish Voices and Labour for Palestine-Canada, in its calls for support and solidarity from the Palestinian people. And we echo the calls of Labour Against the Arms Trade, which calls on the Canadian government to stop selling weapons to Israel and other nations waging war on innocent people.

Our government could begin by following the lead of the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Francesca Albanez, who has clearly stated that Israel’s air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip “not only are illegal but irresponsible”.

It’s long past time the Government of Canada and all political leaders condemn these actions forcefully and unequivocally. By continuing to support Israeli regime’s war crimes and its apartheid policies against the people of Palestine, the Canadian Government is rightly viewed as being complicit in the crimes against humanity being perpetrated against the Palestinians by Israel.

The Israeli government must stop its recurring bombardment of Gaza, end its illegal occupation and colonization of Palestinian land, allow refugees the right to return to their homeland, ensure the equality of Arab-Palestinians citizens of Israel, end the 17-year siege on Gaza, and immediately allow aid to enter Gaza and ensure the energy supply needed to operate medical facilities is not depleted.

As a union representing more than 280,000 workers across Ontario, CUPE Ontario throughout the years have passed a number of resolutions and statements in support of Palestinian human rights and has taken a position in support of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement (BDS), which is a global campaign that aims to increase social, economic and political pressures on Israeli government to end their occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and the violent exploitation of Palestinian people and workers.

We call on all labour organizations and unions in Canada and around the world to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their most basic human rights.

National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment


National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment

National Nurses United
August 09, 2022

National Nurses United (NNU) mourns the loss of life over the weekend in the besieged Gaza Strip area of Palestine due to Israeli airstrikes that killed dozens—including at least 15 children. “As nurses, we are grateful that a cease-fire between militants in Gaza and the Israeli Government has been accepted and we urge it be permanent,” said NNU Secretary Treasurer Martha Kuhl, RN. “We express alarm at the grave impacts on critical health care infrastructure caused by last week’s bombardment. This includes the incredible strain placed on nurses and other health care workers struggling to provide care at the main hospital in Gaza, the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City. In addition to caring for patients who were victims of the bombardment, the hospital faces an energy crisis as Israel cut off vital supplies of fuel to the Gaza Strip late last week. 

“NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, health care workers, and public health,” continued Kuhl. “As nurses and as people of conscience, we find these acts of war wholly unacceptable. We stand with Palestinian nurses, doctors, and other health care workers and their unions who have valiantly worked to save human lives during this recent escalation of violence. We call for an end to military aggression, to occupation, and an end to the illegal blockade of Gaza.”

Recent violence has only compounded the public health effects of the 15-year blockade of Gaza—where critical goods, services, and freedom of movement have been restricted by the Israeli government as part of its ongoing occupation of Palestine. Due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the blockade, the area has been deemed as “uninhabitable” by the United Nations. According to human rights reports, 97 percent of water in Gaza is undrinkable, where 75 percent of the area’s 2 million residents experience food insecurity. More than half of Gaza’s residents are children, the vast majority of whom suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Since 2008, military attacks by the state of Israel have resulted in more than 4,000 civilian deaths in Gaza, hundreds of whom have been children. Despite the United Nations, international human rights, and international health organizations calling for accountability for Israel’s systematic human rights violations, military occupation, and apartheid practices, Israel remains one of the biggest recipients of U.S. aid, nearly $4 billion annually.

“We want an immediate end to unconditional U.S. aid to the state of Israel that has been used to fund the Israeli government’s human rights violations,” said NNU President Jean Ross, RN. “Just as we seek peace and justice globally, and have opposed the Russian invasion of Ukraine, so do we call for peace and solidarity in Gaza and in the rest of Palestine.” 

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 175,000 members nationwide.

Press Release: UAW 2325 (Association of Legal Aid Attorneys) Votes to Divest From Israel Bonds


New York City, July 26, 2022. On Friday, July 22nd, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA/UAW 2325) passed a resolution calling for the divestment of UAW member dues from Israel bonds. The resolution was adopted by a wide margin in a membership-wide vote, with 75% of those who participated voting in favor. 

The resolution sets itself out as a direct response to the May 2021 call by Palestinian labor organizations, made during a historic general strike, for union workers around the world to join in the anti-apartheid movement for Palestinian liberation by supporting the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), which calls for an end to an end to Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and implementation of the right of Palestinian refugees to return. 

The resolution comes nearly half a century after Detroit autoworkers held a 1973 wildcat strike to demand that UAW divest from Israel bonds, which fund dispossession of the Palestinian people. A similar call was adopted in an overwhelming vote by the 13,000 teaching assistant and student-worker members of UAW 2865 at the University of California in 2014, before being undemocratically “nullified” by UAW’s International Executive Board. 

The ALAA/UAW 2325 resolution endorses collective action in support of Palestinian liberation and calls on UAW to divest from its holdings  in Israel bonds. The resolution also calls on UAW to practice transparency in its holdings funded by member dues, and to develop democratic processes for members to control further investments. 

“As legal aid workers, we should ask whether our union dues are being used to promote justice or inhibit it,” said Ihab Mikati, one of the members who proposed the resolution. “How can we build a legitimate movement while materially supporting exploitation, or occupation, or apartheid? Labor is stronger when we recognize that solidarity extends beyond the walls of our offices.”  

“By this landslide membership vote, we join the growing ranks in labor who honor the BDS picket line,” said Michael Letwin, former president of UAW 2325, co-convener of Labor for Palestine, and co-founder of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return. “Solidarity with Palestine is natural given our work as public defenders and indigent legal services workers, and intersects with our union’s tradition of support for labor, Black Lives, immigrants, reproductive rights, and countless other justice movements.” 

Ihab Mikati – 
Michael Letwin –

Resolution on Divestment from Israel Bonds and on Transparency in Investments funded through Union Membership Dues (Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325, July 22, 2022)

Resolution on Divestment from Israel Bonds and on Transparency in Investments funded through Union Membership Dues

The following resolution was approved by a membership vote by a margin of 555-182:

Whereas in May of 2021, Palestinian labor unions organized a historic general strike and issued a call appealing to their union siblings around the world to take a role in helping to “build a new anti-apartheid movement” through our work; and

Whereas current investments funded by UAW member dues are not disclosed to members, but holdings in Israel bonds by the American labor community have in the past been estimated to total billions of dollars; and

Whereas UAW’s International Executive Board has, without adequate justification, nullified democratic resolutions by locals which called for divestment from Israel; and

Whereas human rights experts at international and Israeli human rights groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and B’Tselem have concluded that the Israel now functions as an apartheid state; and

Whereas Israeli law grants a high degree of free movement to Jewish settlers in occupied territory, while strictly policing movement of Palestinians in that same space; and

Whereas the goals of an international workers’ movement are advanced by rejecting systems such as apartheid that privilege one particular ethnic/religious group over another; and

Whereas ALAA 2325 has previously recognized the societal harm and the discrediting effect upon labor movements that results from union cooperation with bodies “which uphold and reinforce racist oppression,” such as police unions;

Therefore be it resolved that ALAA 2325 supports taking action, both as individual members and as a chapter collectively, in support of Palestinian liberation from Israeli apartheid; and

Be it further resolved that ALAA 2325 calls on UAW International to divest itself from any and all Israel bonds; and

Be it further resolved that ALAA 2325 calls on UAW to practice full transparency in any current or future holdings funded by member dues; and

Be it further resolved that ALAA 2325 calls on UAW to develop democratic processes by which members can call for divestment from funds that are in conflict with members’ interests and values.

Bottom-Up Labor Solidarity for Palestine Is Growing (Labor Notes)

Bottom-Up Labor Solidarity for Palestine Is Growing

August 26, 2021 / Suzanne Adely and Michael Letwin

Block the Boat NY/NJ protesters with Palestinian flags at the port near Elizabeth, NJ.

The grassroots effort to Block the Boat which successfully prevented an Israeli ZIM Lines ship from docking anywhere on the West Coast in May and June. This photo was taken in the port at Elizabeth, New Jersey, at a protest in July. Photo: Block the Boat NY/NJ.

In May, Palestinian workers urgently appealed for international solidarity against a sharp escalation of Israeli violence. Their appeals have been met with an unprecedented response—even in the United States, where labor officialdom has long supported the world’s last remaining apartheid regime (see sidebar).

This dramatic shift is reflected in statements issued by U.S. labor bodies, and, above all, Block The Boat, which successfully prevented an Israeli ZIM Lines ship from docking anywhere on the West Coast in May and June.

More deeply, it echoes a longer history of U.S. working class resistance to Zionism—the settler-colonial ideology that underlies the Israeli regime—as well as solidarity from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other grassroots social justice movements in the United States.

Ongoing Colonial Violence

Leading up the May attacks, Jewish settlers evicted Palestinians en masse in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Israeli forces then stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and within the “Green Line”—the territories of Palestine that the Israel regime first occupied in 1948 (see here). And it bombarded Gaza, killing and wounding hundreds of people, many of them children.

These events continue more than a century of violence against the Palestinian people.

During the 1948 Nakba (Catastrophe), Zionist militias massacred thousands of Palestinians, destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages, and expelled 750,000 people (or 85 percent of the Palestinian population) from 78 percent of their country. Millions of these refugees and their descendants still live in camps or otherwise remain in exile from their homeland.

Map: CJPME Foundation

The Nakba is not one event, but an ongoing campaign against the indigenous people of Palestine. In 1967, Israel seized the remaining 22 percent of Palestine—including East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Under the banner of “Judaization,” the relentless ethnic cleansing continues today in both 1948 and 1967 occupied Palestinian lands.

As a result, millions of Palestinians live under a military occupation, while armed settlers from Europe and the U.S. continue to expand illegal settlements. Israel has built an apartheid wall in the West Bank and expanded other apartheid policies that legalize racist discrimination against all Palestinians, including those with Israeli citizenship. Israeli siege, massacres, and economic blockade have rendered Gaza—often referred to as an open-air prison—nearly uninhabitable.

Under both Republican and Democratic administrations, the United States bears primary responsibility for Israel’s ongoing impunity—consistently vetoing UN resolutions criticizing Israel, while providing $3.8 billion in bipartisan military aid to Israel each year—a huge increase authorized by the outgoing Obama administration.

Human Rights Watch and the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem have recently acknowledged this apartheid reality, not just in the 1967 occupied territories, but throughout historic Palestine. The International Criminal Court, after years of delay, announced it will open an investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Since all of Israel is occupied Palestine, Palestinians demand decolonization and equal rights for all its inhabitants, “from the river to the sea.”


The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has been endorsed by nearly the entire range of Palestinian society—including its trade unions—is inspired by the worldwide divestment campaign that helped topple apartheid South Africa, and builds on decades of Palestinian resistance to Israeli colonization.

It demands an end to Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands, dismantling of the apartheid wall in the West Bank, full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and implementation of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.

On May 13, in response to the latest Israeli offensive, two Palestinian union federations urgently appealed for solidarity, “calling on our brothers and sisters in the trade union movement internationally to stop handling goods imported from or exported to Israel.”

On May 18, Palestinian unions helped organize a general strike observed by hundreds of thousands throughout historic Palestine (see here and here). This act of mass resistance echoed the 1936 Palestinian general strike against Zionism and British colonialism that remains—at six months—the longest in world history.

That same day, the labor federation in Gaza issued an appeal urged U.S. unions to “boycott the Israeli occupation and its institutions, and refuse to deal in any way with them, including: not buying any of their products, refusing to unload their ships and goods from sea and airports, and pressure them to stop their racist practices.”


Answering such appeals, on May 14, Italian dockworkers refused to ship weapons to Israel, and soon after, dockworkers in Durban, South Africa refused to unload Israeli cargo. This echoed dockers in South Africa, India, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, and the U.S. who had in earlier years refused to handle Israeli cargo during Israel’s serial bombardments that have killed and maimed thousands of Palestinians.

On May 18, the International Dockworkers Council asked “all dockworkers to show the solidarity that has been demonstrated so many times in so many conflicts. We cannot allow ourselves to be complicit in this violence by working on ships that operate war merchandise destined to massacre civilians and children. Let us not allow this to stain our name or tarnish our consciences.”


In the U.S., top labor officials have long supported the Zionist project, starting with the Balfour Declaration 1917, which envisioned a minority “Jewish national home,” in hopes of diverting widespread Jewish support for the Russian Revolution, and to serve as a European colonial outpost in Palestine. Soon, they embraced the Histadrut, the Zionist labor federation, which spearheaded anti-Palestinian apartheid, dispossession, and ethnic cleansing (see here and here), including the Nakba (Catastrophe) that established the Israeli state in 1948 (see sidebar).

In subsequent decades, U.S. union leaders across the political spectrum have supported Israeli wars; have branded as “anti-Semitic” those who criticized Israel’s close alliance with apartheid South Africa; and have bought huge quantities of State of Israel bonds, which paralleled overall U.S. economic and military support for the Israeli state.

This Labor Zionism has been coordinated by the Histadrut’s U.S. mouthpiece, the Jewish Labor Committee. While painting itself as progressive, the JLC has a long history of promoting Israel, U.S. wars of empire, and racism—including the 1968 New York City teachers strike against community control of the schools, and backlash against anti-affirmative action. Led today by Retail Workers (RWDSU) president Stuart Appelbaum, the JLC mobilized late-AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and virtually all top U.S. union officials to attack BDS.


Despite this, the BDS movement has deep, if narrow, roots in labor anti-Zionism. In 1969 the Detroit-based League of Revolutionary Black Workers championed the Palestinian struggle as part of worldwide resistance to oppression.

On October 14, 1973, 3,000 Arab auto workers in Detroit held a wildcat strike to protest Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600’s purchase of $300,000 in Israel bonds. On November 28, 1973, Arab and other auto workers protested bestowal of the Zionist organization B’nai B’rith’s “Humanitarian Award” on UAW President Leonard Woodcock.

This labor anti-Zionism began to reemerge soon after 9/11. On April 18, 2002, Local 10 of the Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which has a large Black membership and a long social justice history, condemned Israel’s attacks on the West Bank and “call[ed] for the halt of all military aid to the State of Israel.” That same day, New York City Labor Against the War, a multiracial grassroots organization, called for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel, Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza, and support for the Palestinian right to return and for Israeli military resisters.

In 2004, to build on such solidarity, Al-Awda NY: The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and New York City Labor Against the War jointly founded Labor for Palestine, a cross-union network whose statements have been endorsed by thousands of trade unionists.

In both 2010 and 2014, responding to intensified Israeli attacks on Gaza, West Coast dockers of ILWU Locals 10 and 34 in Oakland refused to unload cargo from ZIM Lines, Israel’s leading maritime shipping company. This reflected a long ILWU tradition of refusing to handle cargo for Nazi Germany (1934), fascist Italy (1935), Chile (1978), South Africa (1984), and U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2008).

Soon after, UAW Local 2865 graduate students at the University of California, the Electrical Workers (UE), and a small number of other labor bodies issued pro-BDS statements (although 2865’s resolution was unilaterally nullified by the UAW International), often with vocal support from Jewish members opposed to Zionism.

These developments also reflected growing solidarity between Black Lives and Palestinian struggles (see here and here).


In response to the May 2021 appeals from Palestinian unions, a new round of solidarity statements have been issued—not only by Labor for PalestineLabor Against Racism and War, the United Electrical Workers, and UAW 2865, but also by labor bodies that have never done so before.

These new voices include the NewsGuild-CWARoofers Local 36Teamsters Local 804, UNITE HERE Locals 23 and 17, United Educators of San Francisco (AFT Local 61), the Seattle Education Association, the Graduate Labor Organization at Brown University, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, the Vermont State Labor Council, the Professional Staff Congress at the City University of New York, the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the Part-Time Lecturer Chapter of Rutgers AAUP-AFT (Local 6324), and the Legal Services Staff Association (UAW Local 2320).

Above all, Block the Boat, a community-labor campaign first launched in 2014 by the Arab Resource and Organizing Centersuccessfully prevented the Israeli ZIM Lines ship Volans from docking anywhere on the West Coast in May and June, and has inspired Block the Boat campaigns in other U.S. and Canadian ports (see here and here).

While still at the margins, this unprecedented and rapidly-expanding worker-based Palestine solidarity has the potential to finally break Zionism’s century-long stranglehold on U.S. labor, and to organize workers’ unparalleled power—in their labor bodies and at the workplace—to help topple apartheid Israel.

Suzanne Adely is co-founder of the Arab Workers Resource Center, a member of U.S. Palestine Community Network, and President-Elect of the National Lawyers Guild. Michael Letwin is a former President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325, on the Organizing Collective of USACBI: The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, a co-founder of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, and a member of the DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group. Both are members of Labor for Palestine, Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and Block The Boat NY/NJ.



June 2 – June 9, 2021


Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is not

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For the last several days, the threat of our #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM – apartheid Israel’s largest and oldest shipping company – from docking at the Port of Oakland. We are winning! Our people power is working, and sending a clear message that Israel’s ongoing settler-colonialism, occupation, and violence against the Palestinian people will come with a heavy price. Every hour that ZIM cargo ships remain undocked and unloaded is a huge victory, as it means that the apartheid state of Israel is losing enormous amounts of money.

We are now calling on communities everywhere to organize solidarity actions with Oakland, and hold a community picket to block a ZIM-operated ship at your port during this week of action against the apartheid-profiteering ZIM shipping line! Take action to stand in solidarity with our victorious #BlockTheBoat effort in Oakland, and amplify the impacts against the Israeli ZIM company everywhere. Build with port workers in solidarity, and encourage them to heed the call from labor unions in Gaza asking workers everywhere not to handle Israeli cargo or engage with Israeli businesses. Together, let’s demonstrate that we will no longer watch as the U.S. and countries all over the world continue their business as usual to enable Israeli apartheid. Let’s make clear that ZIM’s apartheid-profiteering will not be welcome at ports anywhere! 

Just as the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement helped turn the tide and bring down apartheid in South Africa, so too will our international solidarity and actions today help Palestinians bring about a free Palestine, from the river to the sea.