NYC Unions Demand Right to March Against the War
The following press release was posted Feb. 11, 2003, with the contact person for more information being Michael Letwin, 917-282-0139.
Press Advisory: NYC Unions Demand Right to March Against the War
WHEN: February 12, 2003, 12 Noon
WHERE: 1199SEIU, 330 W. 42 St., 8 floor
Dennis Rivera, President, 1199SEIU
Roger Toussaint, President, TWU Local 100
Barbara Bowen, President, PSC-CUNY
Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, NYC Labor Against the War; Former President, UAW Local 2325/Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
Bill Henning, Second V.P., CWA Local 1180
Julie Kushner, Sub-Regional Director, UAW Region 9A
Bhairavi Desai, NY Taxi Workers Alliance
Mike Marqusee, UK Stop the War Coalition; National Union of Journalists
Representatives of AFSCME DC 37, Working Families Party, and other NYC-area unions
WHAT: Labor leaders will call on Mayor Bloomberg to grant a march permit for February 15 antiwar protests, and announce plans to mobilize union members against the war.
FEBRUARY 15 NYC LABOR AGAINST THE WAR CONTINGENT
11 am. Assemble at Grand Army Plaza, northwest corner of Fifth Avenue at 59 St., 11:30 sharp. Legal feeder march.
12 Noon. Labor contingent assembly area at First Avenue, between 60–63 Streets.
NYC-AREA LABOR ENDORSERS (list in formation):
AFSCME DC 37
AFSCME DC 1707
AFT Local 3882
APWU NY-Metro/Local 10
CWA District 1
CWA Local 1180
Federation of Union Reps.
IAM Lodge 340
NJ Labor Against the War
NJ Industrial Union Council
NY Taxi Workers Alliance
NY Teachers Against the War
NYC Labor Against the War
Org. of Staff Analysts
PACE Local 1-149
PSC-CUNY/AFT Local 2334
TWU Local 100
UAW Region 9A NYC
UNITE Local 169
UUP/AFT Local 2190
Working Families Party