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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Longshore Workers say Occupy 'Crucial' in Union Settlement | Occupy America

Longshore Workers say Occupy 'Crucial' in Union Settlement Occupy America

“This is a victory for Occupy in their involvement in forcing negotiations. Make no mistake – the solidarity and organization between the Occupy Movement and the Longshoremen won this contract,” said Jack Mulcahy, ILWU officer with Local 8. “The mobilization of the Occupy Movement across the country, particularly in Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Longview were a critical element in bringing EGT to the bargaining table and forcing a settlement with ILWU local 21.”

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