[Reader-list] LABOR AGAINST WAR - Petition

Harsh Kapoor aiindex at mnet.fr
Sun Oct 7 05:20:33 IST 2001


Trade unionists, regardless of geographic location, are invited to endorse
the NYC Labor Against War statement below.  (If you are not a trade
unionist, please forward this to union members.)  Endorsers will be listed
by city and/or country.  (All affiliations and titles will be "for
only," unless otherwise requested.)

A hard-copy sign-up form and latest list of signers can be downloaded
from <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaborAgainstWar/files/>

To list your name (current list of signers below), please e-mail your name
and union affiliation/position to LaborAgainstWar at yahoogroups.com,
letwin at alaa.org, or fill in the blanks below, and fax this page to

Name:                              Union/Position:

E-mail:                            City:


September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City's
working people.  We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of
all colors, nationalities and religions--a thousand of them union
members.        An estimated one hundred thousand New Yorkers will lose
their jobs.

We condemn this crime against humanity and mourn those who
perished.  We are proud of the rescuers and the outpouring of labor
support for victims' families.  We want justice for the dead and safety for

the living.

And we believe that George Bush's war is not the answer.

No one should suffer what we experienced on September 11.  Yet war will
inevitably harm countless innocent civilians, strengthen American
alliances with brutal dictatorships and deepen global poverty--just as the
United States and its allies have already inflicted widespread suffering on

innocent people in such places as Iraq, Sudan, Israel and the Occupied
Territories, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America.

War will also take a heavy toll on us.  For Americans in uniform--the
overwhelming number of whom are workers and people of color--it will be
another Vietnam.        It will generate further terror in this country
Arabs, Muslims, South Asians, people of color and immigrants, and erode
our civil liberties.

It will redirect billions to the military and corporate executives, while
draining such essential domestic programs as education, health care
and the social security trust.  In New York City and elsewhere, it will be a

pretext for imposing "austerity" on labor and poor people under the guise
of "national unity."

War will play into the hands of religious fanatics--from Osama bin Laden
to Jerry Falwell--and provoke further terrorism in major urban centers like

New York.

Therefore, the undersigned New York City metro-area trade unionists
believe a just and effective response to September 11 demands:

*NO WAR.        It is wrong to punish any nation or people for the crimes of

individuals--peace requires global social and economic justice.

*JUSTICE, NOT VENGEANCE.        An independent international tribunal to
impartially investigate, apprehend and try those responsible for the
September 11 attack.

*DEFENSE OF CIVIL LIBERTIES.  Stop terror, racial profiling and legal
restrictions against people of color and immigrants, and defend
democratic rights.

*AID FOR THE NEEDY, NOT THE GREEDY.  Government aid for the
victims' families and displaced workers--not the wealthy.       Rebuild New

York City with union labor, union pay, and with special concern for new
threats to worker health and safety.

*NO LABOR "AUSTERITY."  The cost of September 11 must not be borne
by working and poor New Yorkers.  No surrender of workers' living
standards, programs or other rights.

SIGNERS (List in formation: Rev. October 5, 2001 17:36) ALL

*Larry Adams, National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 300
*Barbara Bowen, Professional Staff Congress-CUNY/AFT Local 2334
*Arthur Cheliotes, CWA Local 1180
*Michael Letwin, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325
*Jill Levy, Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), NYS
Federation of School Administrators, AFSA Local 1
*Maida Rosenstein, UAW Local 2110
*Joel Schwartz, CSEA Local 446, AFSCME
*Brenda Stokely, AFSCME Local 215, DC 1707
*Jonathan Tasini, National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981

*Jayma Abdoo, Joint Council Delegate, UAW Local 2110
*Ervand Abrahanian, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Tristin Adie, Shop Steward, CWA Local 1109
*Marilyn Albert, RN, SEIU Local 1199
*George Albro, Sec'y-Treasurer, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Tom Anderson, Vice-Chairperson, OSA
*Anthony Arnove, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Sylvia Aron, Human Serv. Providers Adv. Cttee., NYC Central Labor
Rehab. Council; Past President, AAUP, Adelphi Chapter
*Stanley Aronowitz, University-Wide Officer & Executive Council,
PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Daniel Ashworth, Delegate, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Harold Bahr III, Chair, GLTGC, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Ellen Baker, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University; AAUP
*Thomas Barton, Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 768, DC 37
*Nicholas K. Bedell, Grievance Representative, CWE/UFT
*Dorothee Benz, Communications Director, CWA Local 1180
*Carl Biers, Executive Director, AUD
*Peter Blum, Acting Vice-President/CAB, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Robert Bomersbach, OSA
*Ian Brand, UNITE! Local 169
*Caroline N. Brown, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Bill Bradley, Delegate, SEIU Local 32B-J
*Renate Bridenthal, Chair, International Committee, PSC-CUNY, AFT
Local 2334
*Rachel Burd, labor consultant, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Chris Butters, AFSCME Local 1070, DC 37
*Barbara H. Chasin, officer, AFT Local 1904, Montclair State University
*A.B. Chitty, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334; USN 65-9 VN, 66-7 68, NY/VVAW
*Maria J. Chiu, JRD-Queens, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Kimberly Christensen, UUP
*Patricia Clough, Queens College Chapter Officer,  PSC-CUNY, AFT Local
*Antonia Codling, Chair, ACLA, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Hillel Cohen, Delegate, SEIU Local 1199
*Catherine Cook, Joint Council Delegate, UAW Local 2110
*Sandi E Cooper, Prof. of Hist., College of SI & Grad. Sch.-CUNY, frm.
chair, Univ. Fac. Senate; PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Thelma C. Correll, SEIU Local 1199, Retirees Chapter Executive Cttee.;
*Lillian Cozzarelli, CWA Local 1180
*Claire Crosby, GSEU/UAW Local 2110
*Jackie DiSalvo, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Robert E. Dow, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Bryce Dowd, Organizer, SEIU Local 1199
*Steve Downs, Executive Board, TWU Local 100
*Phyllis Eckhaus, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Madeleine M. Egger, CWA Local 1101
*Hester Eisenstein, Queens College Chapter, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local
*Toby Emmer, Director, UAW Region 9A Education Fund
*Hugh English, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Hillary Exter, LSSA/UAW Local 2320
*Samuel Farber, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Kate Fitzer, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Geoffrey Fox, NY Local Steering Committee, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Josh Fraidstern, TWU Local 100
*Richard W. Franke, Executive Board, AFT Local 1904, Montclair State
*Lew Friedman, UFT
*Eric Fruman, AFT
*Nanette Funk, Brooklyn College Chapter, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Pam Galpern, Shop Steward, CWA Local 1101
*Gary Goff, Recording Sec'y, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Marty Goodman, Executive Board, TWU Local 100
*Winston A. Gordon, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Mark Grashow, former Chapter Chairperson, UFT
*Shirley Gray, Grievance Representative, OSA
*Mike Grimbel, AFSCME Local 375, DC 37; Delegate, NYC Central Labor
*George Gulifield, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Larry Hanley, City College Delegate, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Elon Harpaz, Delegate, CAB, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Bill Henning, Vice-President, CWA Local 1180
*Lucy Herschel, Delegate, SEIU Local 1199, Legal Aid Society Chapter
*Ed Hilbrich, SSA/SEIU Local 693
*Carol Hochberg, Vice-President/JRD, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Norman Hodgett, AFSCME Local 371, DC 37
*Nina Howes, RN, Delegate, SEIU Local 1199
*Dean Hubbard, union attorney, Labor & Employment Committee,
National Steering Committee, National Lawyers Guild
*Carolyn Hughes, UFT
*Lisa Jessup, Organizer, UAW Local 2110
*Christine Karatnytsky, Executive Board, New York Public Library Guild,
AFSCME Local 1930; Editor, Local 1930 Update
*Danny Katch, Teamsters Local 805
*Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Director, Queens College Worker Education
Extension Center; PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*David Kazanjian, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Dian Killian, Organizer, Journalism Division, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Terry Klug, Sec'y-Treasurer, TWU Local 241
*Lisa Maya Knauer, GSOC/UAW Local 2110
*John Korber, IWW-NYC; UFT
*Daniella Korotzer, Alternate Vice-President/CDD-Brooklyn, Health &
Safety Representative, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Kitty Krupat, Bargaining Team, GSOC/UAW Local 2110
*Ray Laforest, Staff Representative, DC 1707, AFSCME
*Jane Latour, Dir., Women's Proj., AUD; Man. Ed., Hardhat Mag.;
NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Tatiana Lemon, Delegate, SEIU Local 1199, Legal Aid Society Chapter
*Robert Lesko, Vice-President, AFT Local 3882
*Eileen A. McCann, Alternate Delegate, Civil-SI, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Patrick McCreery, GSOC/UAW Local 2110
*Miguel Maldonado, President, Immigrant Worker's Association
*Julius Margolin, IATSE Local 52
*Barton Meyers, Chair, Grievance Policy Committee, PSC-CUNY, AFT
Local 2334
*Aaron Micheau, CAB, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Charlene Mitchell, Assistant to the President, AFSCME Local 371, DC 37
*Chuck Mohan, President, Guyanese-American Workers United; Staff
Representative, AFSCME DC 1707
*Charles Molesworth, Acting Chair, Queens College Chapter, PSC-CUNY,
AFT Local 2334
*Kim Moody, NWU/UAW Local 1981; Labor Notes Policy Committee
*Florence Morgan, CDD-Queens, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Susan Olivia Morris, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Amy Muldoon, CWA Local 1106
*Ken Nash, Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report in Exile
*Marcia Newfield, BMCC Chapter Officer, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Catherine Newton, Alternate Delegate, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local
*Daniel Nichols, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Matt Noyes, Education Coordinator, AUD; NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Tony O'Brien, Delegate, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Susan O'Malley, Executive Council, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Dennis O'Neil, Legislative Director, NY Metro Area Postal Union, APWU
*Richard L. Oeser, IATSE Local 52; Cornell Labor Studies; National Labor
*Greg Pason, NJ Steering Committee, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*J.P. Patafio, New Directions Caucus & Executive Board, TWU Local 100
*Paul Peloquin, Delegate, LSSA/UAW 2320
*Andy Piascik, Program Coordinator, AUD; NWU/UAW Local 1981
*John Pietaro, Delegate, SEIU Local 1199, Health Systems Division
*Pride at Work, NY
*Jim Provost, LSSA/UAW 2320
*Mike Quinn, High School Delegate, UFT
*Gloria E. QuiƱones, former member, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Peter Ranis, Executive Council, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Shirley Rausher, BMCC Delegate, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Amie Ravitz, union labor attorney; former delegate and Executive Board,
*Dominic Renda, CWA Local 1105
*Sally Ridgeway, AAUP, Adelphi Chapter
*Cicely Rodway, Queens College Chapter Officer, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local
*Adolph Reed, Jr. NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Nancy Romer, Executive Council, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Mimi Rosenberg, Delegate, Civil-BNO, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Andrew Rowe, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Cathy Ruckelshaus, Litigation Director, National Employment Law
*Trudy Rudnick, Organizer, AFT Local 3882
*Michael Ruscigno, IBT Local 802
*Jay Schaffner, Supervisor, National Contracts Dept., AFM Local 802
*Tim Schermerhorn, Vice President, RTO, TWU Local 100
*Jose Schiffino, Organizer, UNITE! Local 169
*Jason Schulman, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Wendy Scribner, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Hasan Shafiqullah, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Ryan Shanahan, JRD-Queens, 1199/SEIU, Legal Aid Society chapter
*George Snedeker, Disability Rights Committee, UUP
*Soo Kyung Nam, UAW Local 2320
*Joyce Soso, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Ann Sparanese, Shop Steward, RWDSU Local 29
*Claudette R. Spencer, CDD, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Rob Spencer, Director of Media Services, OSA
*Michael Sullivan, Organizer, UNITE!
*Gibb Surette, Delegate, LSSA/UAW 2320
*Sean Sweeney, Director, Cornell Labor Studies
*Kyle Talbert, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*John Talbutt, AFSCME SSEU/Local 371, DC 37
*Terry Taylor, IBEW Local 827, Black Telephone Workers For Justice
*Steve Terry, Alternate Delegate, CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Miriam Thompson, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Azalia Torres, Alternate Vice-President/CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local
*Juliet Ucelli, UFT
*Mark Ungar, PSC-CUNY, AFT Local 2334
*Lise Vogel, AAUP/CBC
*Marilyn Vogt-Downey, UFT
*Kit Wainer, UFT
*Michael Ware, Shop Steward, CWA Local 1109
*Ron Washington, IBEW Local 827, Black Telephone Workers For Justice
*Steve Weiner, Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 2627, DC 37
*Edlyn Willer, Delegate, CAB, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Corinne Willinger, PEF
*JoAnn Wypijewski, TNGNY/CWA
*Ethan Young, NWU/UAW Local 1981
*Naomi Zauderer, National Employment Law Project; UAW Local 2320
and UAW Local 1981
*Milton Zelermyer, Delegate, PRP, ALAA/UAW Local 2325
*Robert Zuss, Vice-President/CDD-Brooklyn, ALAA/UAW Local 2325

AAUP.  American Association of University Professors
ACLA.  Attorneys of Color of Legal Aid
AFM.    American Federation of Musicians
AFSA.  American Federation of School Administrators
AFT.  American Federation of Teachers
AFSCME.  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
ALAA.  Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
APWU.  American Postal Workers Union
AUD.    Association for Union Democracy
CAB.    Criminal Appeals Bureau, Legal Aid Society
CDD.    Criminal Defense Division, Legal Aid Society
CSEA. Civil Service Employees Association
CUNY.  City University of New York
CWA.  Communication Workers of America
CWE.  Consortium for Worker Education
GLTGC.  Gay, Lesbian, Trans-Gender Caucus
GSEU.  Graduate Student Employees United
GSOC.  Graduate Student Organizing Committee
IATSE.  International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
IBEW.  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
IBT.  International Brotherhood of Teamsters
IWW.  Industrial Workers of the World JRD.  Juvenile Rights Division,
Legal Aid Society
LSSA.  Legal Services Staff Association
NWU.  National Writers Union
OSA.    Office of Staff Analysts
PEF.    Public Employees Federation
PRP.  Prisoners Rights Project, Legal Aid Society
PSC.  Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York
RWDSU.  Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
SEIU.  Service Employees International Union SSEU.   Social Service
Employees Union
TWU.    Transport Workers Union
UAW.  United Auto Workers
UFT.    United Federation of Teachers
UNITE!  Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees
UUP.  United University Professions
VVAW.  Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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