Teamsters Join Boycott, Become 7th International
Union to Endorse Campaign
OCTOBER 8 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters signed
onto the World Bank Bonds Boycott on October 3, at a meeting of
its International Executive Board.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with 1.4 million members,
is one of the largest labor unions in the world.
The Teamsters join six other international unions that have adopted
the boycott, including the American Postal Workers Union (APWU),
the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation
Employees (AFGE), the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
(ILWU), the Communication Workers of America, and the United Electrical,
Radio and Machine Workers (UE).
In addition to these international unions, the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO,
7 central labor councils, and several UAW, AFSCME and Steelworker
locals have adopted the boycott.
Come to Washington Sept. 25-29, Protest the IMF & World Bank!
DC Teach-In, Sept. 25-27
A teach-in, "End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the
IMF and World Bank" will be held in Washington this week and
will feature dozens of activists from around the world including
Oscar Olivera, Ralph Nader, and Naomi Klein.
Mobilize for Global Justice!
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank are gathering in
Washington, DC from September 25-29th. Join us for 5 days of marches,
rallies, creative actions, workshops, trainings and teach-ins with
voices of hope and dignity from around the world.