Gaza Resolution (Ironworkers Local 29)

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December 14, 2023
RE: Gaza Resolution
To Whom It May Concern:

During the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Ironworkers Local #29 general membership, held on Dec. 7, 2023, the following resolution was put to vote and passed: 

WHEREAS solidarity with workers everywhere is a crucial part of labor unionism, and the workers’ struggle has no borders.

WHEREAS every day now we are seeing the horrifying bombing and massive killing of the working people of Gaza and their children with arms supplied by the same U.S. government that carries out strike breaking against workers here. With over 16,000 already killed and the death toll slated to grow higher day by day.

WHEREAS working-class opposition to this U.S./Israel war goes and in hand with the Labor motto, “An injury to one is an injury to all” as well as the call, “Arab, Jewish, black and white, workers of the world unite.”

THEREFORE be it resolved that Ironworkers Local 29 supports the Palestinian trade unions’ call for labor everywhere to stop the shipment of arms for this U.S./Israel war; that we salute dock and transport workers in Barcelona, Belgium, Italy, and elsewhere who have stated their refusal to handle arms shipments for this war; and that we support and encourage efforts for such workers’ actions here in the U.S. to stop the arms shipments; and be it further resolved that, opposing what is in effect yet another U.S. war, this time against the people of Gaza; we call for the immediate end to Israel’s bombing of Gaza; for Israel to vacate Gaza and the West Bank, and to end all arming and funding for it now.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact our office at the address and telephone number listed above.

Best Regards,
Rodney Sprinkle
RGS/lt/OPEIU Local #11/AFL ~ CIO

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