Monthly Archives: February 2004

2004.02.27: Why NYC Labor Against the War Says: End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now!

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Why NYC Labor Against the War Says:
End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now!

Who Pays For Bush’s War?

*G.I.s.  Almost 600 dead, thousands wounded – mostly workers and people of color from our communities.  Billions squandered every week for another Vietnam war.  And no end in sight.

*Iraqis.  Up to 8,000 dead, 20,000 wounded; a despised U.S. occupation so that union busting companies like Halliburton, Bechtel and Verizon get multi billion dollar contracts to plunder Iraq.

*Workers at Home. These very same corporate thieves get huge tax cuts –  while slashing our wages, jobs, schools, housing, transit and health care, while trampling on the right to strike, civil liberties and immigrants.

What Can We Do?

Millions of workers around the world – including labor bodies that represent one third of union members in the U.S. – have opposed Bush’s war for oil and empire. Iraqis demand an immediate end to U.S. occupation. Our friends and family in the military want to come home –  now.  It’s up to NYC to:

*Educate.  Organize an informational meeting in your union or community.

*Take a Stand.   Join the 1,500 trade union endorsers of New York City Labor Against the War (see other side).  Organize a NYCLAW committee in your union.  Propose a resolution to support U.S. Labor Against the War.

NYCLAW Meetings Please join us at NYCLAW meetings, the first Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at AFSCME DC 1707, 75 Varick St., 14 Floor (1/2/A/C/E to Canal St.).

Contact NYCLAW

For more information, contact:  New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW), PO Box 233, Prince St. Station, New York, NY 10012 3900, nyclaw@comcast.net, 917.282.0139.

[Union Labor Donated-2.27.04]