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29 Orgs Have Endorsed Dec 10 Protest - No to the WTO/Yes to the Right to Organize Unions

Momentum is building for what will be a great protest! If your organization wants to sign on, send an email to  info@jwjpdx.org
Alliance for Democracy
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 88
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 189
American Federation Teachers, Oregon
American Federation of Teachers Local 2277
Brother to Brother
Cascadia Rising
Jobs with Justice
End Corporate Personhood Action Group
Inland Boatmens' Union (IBU)
International Longshore Workers' Union (ILWU) Local 8
Laborers 296
Laborers 483
Lake Oswego Education Association
Portland Industrial Workers of the World-GMB (IWW)
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)/ Cross Border Labor Organizing Coalition (CBLOC)
National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82
NW Progressive Community
Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (NWRAGE)
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Fair Trade Coalition
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC)
The Sierra Club
Solidarity
Teamsters Local 206
United Brotherhood of Carpenters local 247
United Brotherhood of Carpenters local 1715

homepage: homepage: http://www.jwjpdx.org/articles/2005/cafta/wtortoannounce.shtml

From Working Families Website 20.Nov.2005 06:23

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Dec. 10: Restore Workers' Right to Form Unions and Bargain
Join the Fight

The right of America's workers to form unions and bargain is under constant attack.

Help preserve these embattled rights this International Human Rights Day by signing our petition to protect the freedom to form unions.

Today, human rights are at risk all over the world, including here in the United States. This Dec. 10, as the world celebrates International Human Rights Day, it is especially important for America's working families to renew our commitment to a fundamental human right that is at grave risk: our freedom to form unions.

Americans' freedom to form unions is under constant attack by the Bush administration, congressional leadership and Big Business, who are fighting constantly to weaken labor laws, protect employers who abuse workers and stand in the way of workers who want to exercise their rights to organize and bargain.

These attacks have a direct effect on the lives of America's working families. Job loss and poverty are on the rise, while paychecks, pensions and health care benefits are dwindling.

This Dec. 10, we are asking you to join with America's unions and our allies to help celebrate International Human Rights Day by declaring your renewed support for our fundamental freedom to form unions. Here are some ways you can take action: Find/Post an event in your city | Sign the petition |