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