UE becomes first national US union to endorse BDS

28 August 2015, via USACBI UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, held its national convention in Baltimore August 16-20, 2015 Delegates acted on 37 resolutions on collective bargaining, organizing, and political issues, and they upheld UE’s long tradition of courageous stands on foreign policy issues when they adopted the resolution on Palestine and … Continue reading UE becomes first national US union to endorse BDS

Irish unions launch Israel boycott campaign

9 July 2015, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions CONGRESS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENT GOODS The Irish Congress of Trade Unions today (July 9) formally launched a campaign calling for the boycott of Israeli settlement goods. The campaign targets goods and services produced in the illegal Israeli settlements established on occupied … Continue reading Irish unions launch Israel boycott campaign

Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

7 July 2015, via International Trade Union Confederation One year after the devastation of Gaza, which cost over 2,000 lives and destroyed thousands of buildings and vital infrastructure, Israel’s blockade of the Palestinian territory, mirrored by Egypt, is stopping vital relief funds and materials from reaching the beleaguered people of Gaza. A backroom deal between … Continue reading Blockade stopping Gaza reconstruction: ITUC

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 … Continue reading First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

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 … Continue reading First Polish trade union endorses BDS

Swedish trade unions welcome recognition of Palestine

4 November 2014, via the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO-Sweden) LO-Sweden welcomes the Swedish government’s recognition of the State of Palestine Last Thursday, Sweden became the 136th country in the world to recognise the State of Palestine. Although seven other EU member states – Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania – … Continue reading Swedish trade unions welcome recognition of Palestine