Labor organizations and unions speak out: "Why we're marching on March 20"

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Labor organizations and unions speak out:
“Why we're marching on March 20”

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U.S. Labor Against the War contingent,
2007 March in Washington, D.C.

Labor organizations and unions are joining with thousands of others who will be marching on Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 20.

Among the over 1,500 endorsers of the National March on Washington are U.S. Labor Against the War, New York City Labor Against the War, North Carolina Labor Against the War and New Jersey Labor Against War.

The United Steelworkers (USW) are sponsoring a bus to D.C. leaving from their headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh.

Dan Kovalik, the senior associate general counsel for USW, said:

"The USW will be sending a bus of protesters from its headquarters in Pittsburgh to the March 20 demonstration for peace. The time is long overdue that our nation’s resources be spent on real health care reform, a social safety net and job creation rather than on weapons of mass destruction and senseless wars. We march for that change in our government’s set of priorities."

UUP logo and photoUnited University Professions (UUP)—the union representing more than 34,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses and several other New York State schools—passed a resolution at its 2010 Winter Delegate Assembly calling on UUP leaders, chapters and members to build UUP participation in the March 20 demonstration in D.C. as part of the labor contingent.

Click here to read the UUP resolution.

Unite Here Local 2 logoIn San Francisco, the March 20 demonstration will unite with the UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel workers by marching to two of the hotels being boycotted by the union. Local 2 represents more than 9,000 hotel workers who are fighting for a new contract. The Executive Board of Local 2, which has been waging a spirited contract struggle, has endorsed the March 20 demonstration. The San Francisco and Alameda County Central Labor Councils and many individual unions are mobilizing for March 20 against the wars and occupations and in solidarity with the Local 2 workers.

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