[The following message was
posted on September 20 from Stan H. in
In a unanimous vote of at least 300
delegates the state convention of the Connecticut AFL-CIO voted to support the
October 27 antiwar rallies taking place in
One speaker said that his son was on his third tour of duty as a helicopter pilot and that at one time the war seemed to make sense, but now it was time to “get the hell out.” He was applauded thunderously.
Activists from Connecticut Opposes
War, Connecticut United for Peace, and U.S. Labor Against
the War (USLAW) have been working for several years to win support from
organized labor in
Huge credit goes to AFL-CIO President John Olsen, who has spoken personally at antiwar events, but now took the initiative to invite USLAW Co-Convenor Fred Mason to address the convention and then to push for the sponsorship resolution.
The next step is for all of us to
go to individual unions, mention the convention vote, have them sponsor the
rally, subsidize their members bus fare ($40 to
Then let’s go on to other states and their unions!