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Tue, 14 Jan 1997 17:37:42 GMT


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January 10, 1997

To: Mr. Brian McWilliams President International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union 1188 Franklin Street San Francisco, California 94109

Brother McWilliams:

By decision of the Local #8 Executive Board on January 8, 1997, it was unanimously affirmed that Local #8 would support the sacked Liverpool Dock Workers request for a January 20th International Day of Solidarity in its completeness.

Additionally, our Executive Board confirmed a policy of support for all dock workers in their struggles against port privatization and casualization, particularly for Japanese dock workers who face the current deregulation announced by the Transport Ministry of Japan, and Korean unions faced with a law adopted to facilitate laying off workers and replacing striking workers.

We urge the International to support the Statement of Policy drafted by the International Executive Board on September 12 and 13, 1996, in full support of the sacked Liverpool Dock Workers and other dock workers whose jobs are jeopardized by incessant attacks from global shipping companies and extreme governmental anti-labor legislation.

Now, more so than ever before, we should pledge, "An Injury To One Is An Injury To All".


International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union, Local 8

Mark S. Dreith President

------------------------------- January 10, 1997

To: Bobby Morton, Shop Steward, Liverpool Dock Workers

Kim Joon Sang, President, Korean Federation of Port and Transport Workers Union

Akinobu Itoh, Assistant General Secretary, All Japan Dockworkers Union

Brothers: By this letter, you are informed that I.L.W.U. Longshoremen and Marine Clerks in the Oregon Area Ports of Portland, Oregon; Longview, Washington; Vancouver, Washington; Coos Bay, Oregon; Astoria, Oregon; and Newport, Oregon are aware of the global onslaught being levied against dock workers around the world. In an effort to educate our memberships and the public, it is our intention to hold Stop Work Meetings on January 20, 1997, to coincide with independent activities by dockers in other countries.

In Solidarity,

Leal A. Sundet

Oregon Area Secretary International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union

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