At this critical political moment, NYCLAW’s Fall mobilization is structured around two national events:
(1) The October 25 demonstration in DC to Bring the Troops Home Now and End the Occupation of Iraq.
(2) US Labor Against the War’s October 24-26 conference in Chicago.
NYCLAW encourages delegated labor representatives to participate in the USLAW conference, and all other trade unionists to join the labor buses and contingent in DC.
(1) DC DEMO
This critical demonstration was called several months ago by International ANSWER <http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o25/index.html> and was subsequently endorsed by NYCLAW.
NYCLAW has long advocated that UFPJ cosponsor the event; in a major step forward, UFPJ has now decided to do so <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaborAgainstWar/message/1839>
Last week, the demonstration was endorsed 1199/SEIU <http://internationalanswer.org/news/update/091203o251199.html> and by US Labor Against the War.
Bus and contingent details will be forthcoming.
(2) USLAW CONFERENCE
Labor bodies are strongly encouraged to endorse and send delegates to USLAW’s national conference in Chicago.
NYCLAW will be directly represented by Co-Convener Michael Letwin (Former President, UAW Local 2325/ Association of Legal Aid Attorneys) and by Marty Goodman
(Executive Board, TWU Local 100).
Other NYCLAW members will attend on behalf of their unions and/or union antiwar committees.
NYCLAW has already endorsed a conference resolution submitted by the SF Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice, that calls for immediate withdrawal of all US and and Allied forces from Iraq.
Conference information is available at: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaborAgainstWar/message/1817>
Ben Chitty (PSC-CUNY/AFL Local 2334), an active member of Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, has volunteered to serve as NYCLAW’s liaison with veterans. He can be contacted at: Chitty@qc1.qc.edu
To carry this work, NYCLAW relies on your contributions. Please send whatever you can to:
NYCLAW Prince Street Station
PO Box 233
New York, NY 10012-3900
NYCLAW meets on the first Monday of each month. The next meeting is: Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., AFSCME DC 1707, 75 Varick St., 14 Floor (1/2/A/C/E to Canal St.).