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.

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