The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S.

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End the War In Iraq — End the War at Home
The Fight for Labor Rights From Iraq to the U.S.

Under U.S. war and occupation, Iraq is being looted by Bechtel and Haliburton — the same kinds of union-busting corporations that attack workers here at home.

As a result, Iraqi workers face mass unemployment, low pay, arrest, and the use of Saddam-era laws to suppress the right to organize and strike. Iraqi industries are being privatized and sold to American companies.

Working people in the U.S. are paying for all this with the lives of our loved ones and with the waste of $150 billion of our tax money that is badly-needed for human services.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, 6 p.m.
1199SEIU, 310 W. 43 Street (8/9 Aves.)

Come hear eyewitness reports from:

Clarence Thomas (Executive Board, ILWU Local 10) and David Bacon (labor journalist and Newspaper Guild member) about their recent visit with Iraqi trade unionists who are fighting back.

Michael McPhearson, former Army officer and Gulf War veteran, about his recent visit with military families to find the truth for themselves.

Sponsored by (list in formation): 1199ers for Peace and Justice, AFSCME Local 2627, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Cornell-ILR’s Union Leadership Program, CWA Local 1180, Labor Notes, National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981), New Jersey Labor Against the War, New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW), Organization of Staff Analysts, PSC-CUNY/AFT Local 2334, Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, Queens College-CUNY Labor Resource Center, Teachers For a Just Contract (UFT), U.S. Labor Against the War, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Info: nyclaw@comcast.net, 917.282.0139

Union labor donated: January 25, 2004

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