Video - SF Labor Cable Show "Workers Stand Against Israeli Apartheid"
|Workers Stand Against Israeli Apartheid (58.30 min)
Labor Video Project Production
Programmed on San Francisco Cable Channel 29 SF Commons Live Stream
Friday June 25, 2010 9:00 PM PST
On June 20, 2010, the Labor Community Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People helped organize mass pickets on the SSA docks in the Port Of Oakland to stop the loading and unloading of the Zim ship Shenzehn when it sailed into the port.
The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee www.transportworkers.org which includes longshore,
rail and airline workers supported the call for a full labor boycott of Israeli ships and air travel worldwide.
The mass picket line was successful in stopping the movement of cargo on the docks with the solidarity of ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 members. These trade unionists stood by and refused to cross the picket line. An ILWU-PMA arbitrator ruled that the picket line was a health and safety issue which allowed them under their contract to abide by the picket line.
This solidarity action was the first direct labor action in the United States by working people in solidarity with the unions and people of Palestine.
Additional Footage by Oriana Bolden www.reelchange.org
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