Palestinian Trade Unionist Tour (NYCLAW)


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New York City Labor Against the War Presents:  An Evening with Palestinian Trade Unionists

The Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions, PGFTU, was founded in 1965 and is the federation of nearly all trade unions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The PGFTU is a democratic, popular and independent organization, which struggles for the protection of workers rights in Palestine. The PGFTU concentrates on providing legal services and advice to workers who work both in Israel and Palestine, providing workers vocational education, affordable health insurance and protection of women’s rights. The PGFTU has a membership of 470,000, representing 75% of the workforce.

Hekmat Kamel Rateb Elsarraj is a member of the PGFTU Women’s Affairs Department of the PGFTU in the Occupied Gaza Strip.

Mohammed Mahmoud Ahmed Saleh is a member of the PGFTU executive committee and the National Secretary to the Legal Affairs Department.

Abdel Raheem Saleh Abdel Latif Khateeb has worked for eighteen years as the official representative for the Hotel and Service workers in Jerusalem. (Mr. Khateeb is invited, but his visa has not yet been approved.)

WHEN? Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at 7pm

75 Varick Street, 14th floor
1/2/A/C/E to Canal Street

Siobhán: or (212) 781-6072

Co-sponsored by:
199ers for Peace and Justice, The Global Sweatshop Coalition, Taxi Workers Alliance, and Jews Against the Occupation

Suggested Donation $5-$10; no one turned away.

Labor donated

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