ILWU Shuts Bay Area Ports October 23, 2010
On October 23, 2010, the ILWU (International Longshoreworkers Union) shut down Northern California ports to support a rally for justice for Oscar Grant. Grant was murdered by BART policeman Johannes Mehserle. Thee ILWU and other unions are demanding that the killer get a full sentence of 14 years. This was the labor action to protest the growing repression of Black and Latino youth by police forces. Other unions joining the ILWU included the Oakland Education Association, SEIU 1021, CUE-IBT UCB and rank and file members of BART ATU 1555.
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