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Iraq Labor Tour: Fighting for Worker Rights and Against Privatization

When: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 1199 SEIU office • 150 Mt Vernon St, 3rd floor • 1 block from JFK MBTA; free parking in front of bldg • Dorchester

Five Iraqi labor federation leaders will share their views and stories. What will the next five years look like in Iraq? Workers, activists, and veterans will have an opportunity to share their struggles in dialogue with the Iraqi brothers. Don’t miss this opportunity for inspiration, education, and solidarity.

Welcome back from US Labor against the War’s previous tours:
Hassan Juma’a, President, Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (2005)
Falah Alwan, President, Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (2005)
And welcome for the first time:
Rasim Awadi, President, General Federation of Iraqi Workers
Nabil Mulhim, Foreign Affairs Officer, Kurdish General Workers Syndicates in Iraq
Sardar Mohammed, President, Iraqi Kurdish Workers Syndicates and Unions

Remarks and video by Iraq Veterans Against the War

Thursday, September 17, 7 - 9 p.m.
& Friday, September 18, 12 - 2 p.m.

Live event is at 1199 SEIU office in New York.  Events swill be simulcast via closed circuit video to 1199 SEIU facilities in Syracuse, Buffalo, Boston, and other locations.

Sponsors: US Labor Against the War (USLAW), Iraq Veterans Against the War, Center for Study of Working Class Life, and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Boston contact - Joanie Parker 617-284-1114

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