Press Advisory: NYC Unions Demand Right to March Against the War

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 11, 2003
Contact: Michael Letwin, 917.282.0139

Press Advisory: NYC Unions Demand Right to March Against the War

WHEN: February 12, 2003, 12 Noon

WHERE:
1199SEIU, 330 W. 42 St., 8 floor

WHO:
**Dennis Rivera, President, 1199SEIU
**Roger Toussaint, President, TWU Local 100
**Barbara Bowen, President, PSC-CUNY
**Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, NYC Labor Against the War; Former President, UAW Local 2325/Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
**Bill Henning, Second V.P., CWA Local 1180
**Julie Kushner, Sub-Regional Director, UAW Region 9A
**Bhairavi Desai, NY Taxi Workers Alliance
**Mike Marqusee, UK Stop the War Coalition; National Union of Journalists
**Representatives of AFSCME DC 37, Working Families Party, and other NYC-area unions

WHAT: Labor leaders will call on Mayor Bloomberg to grant a march permit for February 15 antiwar protests, and announce plans to mobilize union members against the war

DETAILS: FEBRUARY 15 NYC LABOR AGAINST THE WAR CONTINGENT
11 a.m. Assemble at Grand Army Plaza, northwest corner of Fifth Avenue at
59 St.
11:30 Sharp. Legal feeder march.
12 Noon. Labor contingent assembly at First Avenue, between 60-63 Streets.

NYC-AREA LABOR ENDORSERS (list in formation):
**1199SEIU
**AFSCME DC 37
**AFSCME DC 1707
**AFT Local 3882
**APWU NY-Metro/Local 10
**BTWJ
**CBTU-NYC
**CWA District 1
**CWA Local 1180
**CWE-UFT
**Federation of Union Reps.
**IAM Lodge 340
**IWW-NYC-GMB
**NJ Labor Against the War
**NJ Industrial Union Council
**NY Taxi Workers Alliance
**NY Teachers Against the War
**NYC Labor Against the War
**Org. of Staff Analysts
**PACE Local 1-149
**PSC-CUNY/AFT Local 2334
**TWU Local 100
**UAW Region 9A NYC
**UNITE Local 169
**UUP/AFT Local 2190
**Working Families Party

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