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LA County Fed Passes Support for Fall Anti-War Actions
Source labornet@labornet.org
Date 07/08/24/17:33

The LA County Federation of Labor passed this resolution at its Delegate
meeting on Monday, August 20, 2007.

Resolution on Fall Anti-war Activities

Whereas, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has expressed its
opposition to the ongoing occupation in Iraq and military operations in
Afghanistan; and

Whereas, these conflicts continue unabated, and over 3700 US troops and
hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians and fighters opposed to the
occupation have lost their lives, and countless others have been wounded,
and

Whereas, the costs of the war, both in its operation and expected costs in
healthcare and benefits for returning troops is projected to be over 1
trillion dollars, while other pressing human needs at home such as
healthcare, education, housing, and disaster recovery (such as Katrina) are
neglected and under funded, and

Whereas, major labor leaders have recently condemned the actions of the
Iraqi Oil Minister in declaring public trade unions illegal, adding to the
attacks on workers in that country,

Whereas, President Bush and the Congress continue to fund the war despite
the fact that over 60% of the American public feels we should bring our
troops home from Iraq, and

Whereas, several national, regional, and local organizations are calling for
a variety of anti-war campaigns, educational programs, and mobilization
efforts this fall, designed to put more pressure on the administration to
end these conflicts,

Therefore, let it be resolved that the Los Angeles County Federation of
Labor renew its call for the immediate beginning of the withdrawal of troops
from Iraq and Afghanistan, and

Resolved, that the Federation promote and endorse fall anti-war activities,
specifically the September 15th, September 29th, and October 27th national,
regional and local mobilizations, and the September 22-29 Tent-Cities at the
Westwood and Downtown Federal Buildings; and

Resolved, that the Federation will encourage its affiliates and members to
break their daily routine and to take some action to end the war, such as
organizing programs in their workplaces or union halls, the wearing of
armbands, and other forms of participation in the Iraq Moratorium, beginning
on September 21, 2007, and continuing on the third Friday of each subsequent
month.

Finally Resolved, that the Federation will publish this resolution and
circulate it to its affiliates and members through its various communication
vehicles, and send copies to other county federations, the CA State
Federation and the AFL-CIO, urging them to adopt similar motions.

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