First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

uaw-local-2865 10 December 2014, via Labor for Palestine (US)

Historic: UAW 2865 Becomes First Major US Labor Union to Support Divestment From Israel

IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WORKERS AND STUDENTS.

VOTING MEMBERS APPROVE CALL FOR DIVESTMENT by 65%;

52% PLEDGED TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC BOYCOTT

UAW 2865, a labor union representing over 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and other student-workers at the University of California, has become the first major U.S. labor union to hold a membership vote responding to the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli occupation and in solidarity with Palestinian self-determination. The vote passed, with 65% (almost 2/3) of voting members in support. Over 2100 members voted, a testament to union democracy.

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