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    Longshore Workers Strike Against War posted by Flint on Friday March 19 2004 @ 02:46PM PST Longshore Workers to Shut Down All Bay Area and Oregon Ports on
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      Longshore Workers Strike Against War
      posted by Flint on Friday March 19 2004 @ 02:46PM PST
      Anti-War Activism Longshore Workers to Shut Down All Bay Area and Oregon Ports on March 20 on the Occasion of the Global Day of Action against the War and Occupation. Their demand: "Bring the Troops Home Now!"

      No ships will be loaded or unloaded in Bay Area ports on March 20th, as International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local #10 holds a stop-work meeting to protest the US war and occupation of Iraq. Longshore workers in Oregon have also refused to move cargo on that day, in solidarity with the Global Day of Action against war and occupation.

      In San Francisco, the ILWU Drill Team and contingent will lead the march from Dolores Park to Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2004.

      Behind them will be the rest of the Labor Contingent, which is gathering at 11 a.m. at Dolores Park (18th St.& Dolores), just uphill from the small building housing the public rest rooms, in the middle of the park, for the opening rally. The march steps off about noon from Dolores to a 1 pm rally at Civic Center, Polk & Grove Streets, San Francisco

      The ILWU will hold their stop-work meeting at 8 a.m. at their hall at 400 North Point, and school buses will take the ILWU members to Dolores Park for the march. Buses will be driven by school bus drivers from United Transportation Union #1741, who are donating their labor as a contribution to the march and anti-war effort.

      The California Federation of Teachers have their annual convention this weekend in Los Angeles, and many of their members from all over the state will be marching in L.A. Saturday against the war and occupation. Last year, as the war in Iraq was beginning, the CFT marched out of their convention onto Market Street to join one of the biggest anti-war marches of 2003.

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