Keeping the ILWU Legacy Alive!
COME CELEBRATE A HISTORIC LABOR VICTORY!
In 1984, longshore workers at Pier 80 in San Francisco refused to handle
cargo from South Africa on the Nedlloyd Kimberly in a protest against the
bloody apartheid repression. This boycott action, which was supported by a
large community demonstration, lasted for ten days, ending after a federal
injunction declared the solidarity action ³illegal². It was heralded by
Nelson Mandela, upon his release from prison, as the spark which re-igni
ILWU Local 10 will be sponsoring a commemorative celebration of the 20th
anniversary of this historic labor solidarity action. A video of the action
will be shown as well as speeches from the participants. There¹ll be food,
drink, fellowship and enjoying the music of the Freedom Song Network who
performed on the picket line.
Date: December 3
Place: ILWU Local 10
400 North Point Street/Mason Street
San Francisco (near Fisherman¹s Wharf)
Co-ordinated by Local 10¹s Stewards¹ Council and Education Committee