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

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

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." … Continue reading Unions and community success in #BlockTheBoat