Upcoming Labor Tour
- From: Panafrican Connection <panafric@...>
To: 'Bandele Tyehima' <panafric@...>
Sent: Thu, Mar 11, 2010 11:49 pm
Subject: Upcoming Labor Tour
We hope that you and your families are well. We arevery excited about an upcoming labor tour. On Sunday March 28 andpossibly on Monday March 29, a rare exchange with Latin American labor leaderswill take place in Dallas. We were wondering if you wanted to have them speak at your church on Sunday or anyevent on Monday. Moreover, we are asking your support in spreading theword about this very important tour. It was noted by one of theorganizers that it is very difficult for labor organizers to get visas approvedfor travel to the U.S.; therefore we will seize thisopportunity to build solidarity among the working class in our communities and throughoutthe world.
We appreciate your work in educating and organizing peoplearound working class issues and want to share this opportunity with as many workingpeople, union organizers, and community leaders as possible.
More detailef information will be coming soon. You maycontact us at 214-943-8262.
Bandele and Akwete Tyehimba
The Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center
Gilda Chacon Bravo/Cuba Central Workers of Cuba
Efran Valentin YepezConcha – an int'l Rep of the Labor
Ronal Quesada Zamora/Costa Rica (Health care workers)
For more information or to schedule an interview or event, call: 313 575 4933;
email: laborexchange@... or visit: laborexchange.blogspot.com
Initiated by: U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange, World Federation of Trade Unions—Americas,
International Action Center Public Events/Los Eventos Publicos:
During the last two weeks in March a group of trade unionists from Latin America
will tour the U.S.
In the public events below we will have a rare opportunity to learn about the struggles
our sisters and brothers to the South are engaged in.
Although their wages are much, much lower than our in many ways their issues are the same:
the bosses want to cut their wages, eliminate their jobs, and bust their unions. In some countries union people
have been beaten, tortured, fired and murdered.
This exchange of stories, ideas and working class solidarity between workers of the Americas is
needed in today’s global economy. Please spread the word in your unions and to your religious and
community groups about this important gathering.
An exchange with Latin American
Labor Leaders/Los invitamos a
intercambiar con Lideres Sindicalistas
Gilda Chacon Bravo,
Central Trabajadores de Cuba, Federacion Sindical Mundial—Americas—
Ronal Quesada Zamora,
Secretaría de Nacionales e Internacionales de UNDECA—
Efrain Valentín Yepez Concha,
Secretario de Relaciones Internacionales de la CGTP,
Central General de Trabajadores de Peru—PERU
March 17, 18—Washington, D.C.
7 pm SEIU Local 668
(1924 Spring Garden St., 19130)
3 pm Local 1005 UAW
(5615 Chevrolet Blvd., 44130)
March 22—Toledo, OH
7 pm FLOC (1221 Broadway St., 43609)
March 23—Detroit Metro
6 pm Local 174 UAW
(29841 Van Born Rd., Romulus 48174)
7 pm U.E. Hall, (37 S. Ashland Ave., 60607)
March 26—San Diego
6 pm Teamster’s Hall (2731 “B” St., 92102)
March 27—Los Angeles
1 pm SEIU 721 (500 S. Virgil, 90020)
6 pm UTLA Hall (3303 Wilshire Blvd., 90011)
6 pm Pan African Connection Bookstore
(612 E. Jefferson, 75203)
March 29-31—New York, Boston (TBA)
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