Stand in Solidarity with the ILA

by on December 24, 2012

“At the last gathering of the Southern Workers Assembly in Charleston, SC on December 7-9, 2012, during the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference, we resolved to stand in solidarity with the ILA in its negotiations for a fair contract for its more than 14,000 members representing thousands more families and communities who will be affected by the contract.”

“Furthermore, that SHROC will build solidarity committees and actions especially in the East and Gulf Coast cities where the 14 main ports are located;”

“That SHROC calls on unions, worker and community and faith-based organizations to pass resolutions in support of the ILA in its efforts to gain a fair contract;”

“That SHROC calls on all unions, worker and community and faith-based organizations and supporters to send emails to U.S. Maritime Alliance Chairman and CEO James A. Capo,, calling on them to negotiate in good faith and to protect jobs for working people. Send copies of emails to James A. Capo to SHROC at”

This is footage of the attack on the Charleston, South Carolina ILA 1422 dock workers in January 2000.

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