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Western Massachusetts AFL-CIO Resolution on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(April 11, 2022) Whereas the Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO is committed to labor’s antiwar voice being heard in the current national debate; and Whereas the Russian invasion of Ukraine constitutes a gross violation of the UN Charter; and Whereas, this act of aggression is inflicting horrific pain, suffering, and death on the civilian

LFN Statement on War in Ukraine

(March 8, 2022) On Sunday, March 6, thousands of activists gathered in the streets across the United States — and across the globe – in response to the call for an antiwar March 6 Global Day of Action by an international coalition initiated by Stop the War Coalition (UK), the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and the No

Welcome to Striketober: Strike Wave Sweeps the U.S.

Posted on October 15, 2021 Welcome to Striketober: Strike Wave Sweeps the U.S. By Millie Phillips It’s so big, it now has a nickname: Striketober. Throughout the pandemic, increasing numbers of U.S. workers are saying we’ve had enough: enough of low wages and lousy benefits or no benefits at all, enough of sky-high housing costs, enough

Trouble in Texas: Why Labor Needs to Fight for Reproductive Rights

By Millie Phillips There is simply no such thing as women’s rights without the right for women to control when and if we have children. Without this right, women cannot participate fully or equally in the workplace and cannot gain economic or legal equality with men. 49.5% of union members in the US are women,

U.S. Tax Dollars Are Soaked in Palestinian Blood

Statement by Labor Fightback Network If Gaza was declared unlivable in 2020, how can one describe it today? The sea is filled with sewage due to water filtration systems having been decimated by repeated Israeli bombings. Hospitals and schools are barely operating for lack of clean water, electricity, infrastructure and funding. The recent Israeli attacks on Gaza have targeted the entire population of

From Colombia to Palestine, Stop the U.S. War Machine!

By the Labor Fightback Network The Labor Fightback Network condemns the Israeli military blockade and recent attacks on Gaza. We stand in solidarity with protestors across the globe who demand: “Stop the Massacre of the Palestinian People!” We condemn the U.S. political and financial support to the State of Israel — $3.8 billion per year

CALL TO SUPPORT FLOC CAMPAIGN IN NORTH CAROLINA

CALL TO SUPPORT FLOC CAMPAIGN IN NORTH CAROLINAFLOC President Baldemar Velasquez Addresses Labor FightbackNetwork Conference in Cleveland, Denounces Corporate Attacks onFLOC in North Carolina and Calls for Support to Boycott of R.J. Reynolds “Vuse” Electronic Cigarette Speaking at the opening night session of the Third National Labor Fightback Conference in Cleve-land, Ohio, on July 21,

On the Aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia

On the Aftermath of Charlottesville, Virginia As was widely reported, white nationalists gathered on August 19 for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville. The rally was organized in opposition to a plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s top general, from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. However, it

All Out August 16 to Cancel NAFTA, Tear Down the Wall of Shame, and Support Farm Workers in San Quintin (Baja California, Mexico) and North Carolina!

All Out August 16 to Cancel NAFTA, Tear Down the Wall of Shame, and Support Farm Workers in San Quintin (Baja California, Mexico) and North Carolina! Dear Sisters and Brothers, At the Third Labor Fightback Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21-23, the participants agreed to promote a multi-pronged campaign to Cancel NAFTA, Tear Down the

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