First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

 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…

First Polish trade union endorses BDS

 6 January 2015, via Kampania Solidarnosci z Palestyna IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE WE BOYCOTT ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION Statement by the National Commission of Workers’ Initiative Trade Union in Poland In response to the international appeal issued by the Palestinian civil society organizations and trade unions, the National Commission of Workers’ Initiative Trade Union in Poland declares…

NTEU members launch new campaign

NTEU Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – An initiative of Australian university staff in support of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel A new collective of Australian university staff have begun campaigning in support of Palestinian rights, and for the institutional boycott of Israeli universities. The group was formed in November 2014, with website…

Unions and community success in #BlockTheBoat

#BlocktheBoat success in USA! Successful joint actions of unions and community groups have declared victory after Israeli carrier cancels all ships to Oakland and Los Angeles ports in North America. Workers of the local International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) honoured community picket lines and “sided with the community against US complicity in Israeli apartheid.”…

Britain’s biggest union commits to BDS

4 July 2014, from Middle East Monitor Britain’s biggest trade union slams Israeli apartheid, commits to BDS campaigning Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has slammed Israel as “guilty of the crime of apartheid” and committed itself to BDS campaigning. The Labour party’s biggest union backer considered three motions related to Palestine at its annual policy…