[News] Victory in AM Picket - Return to Port at 4pm for Round #2 - Urgent Call

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Sun Jun 20 19:02:13 EDT 2010


Victory in Sunday morning picket:
Return to Port of Oakland at 4 pm for ROUND #2


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VICTORY IN ROUND #1
ISRAELI SHIP
HIT BY
MASS PICKET

700-1000 PICKETS AT THREE GATES AT 5:30 A.M.
KEEP DOCKWORKERS FROM REPORTING TO UNLOAD SHIP

ILWU members refused to cross picketline - citing "health & safety" 
provisions of their contract.  Management demanded "instant 
arbitration."  The arbitrator took a look at the picketlines at each 
gate to the SSA Terminal and ruled that ILWU members were justified 
in refusing to cross.  They were sent home WITH FULL PAY.

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ROUND #2: DEMONSTRATORS WILL
RETURN TO THE DOCKS AT 4:00 PM
TO GREET THE AFTERNOON SHIFT
AND ASK THEM NOT TO CROSS.

PLEASE JOIN THIS HISTORY-MAKING BOYCOTT ACTION.

Celebrate Father's Day by standing up for human rights as an example of the
Power of Solidarity!

Some who came in the a.m. cannot come back this afternoon. Will you 
take their place so that this protest is EVEN LARGER than the morning's???
    * Protest Israel's Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
    * Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
    * Lift the Blockade NOW - Let Gaza Live!
    * Bring Down Israel's Apartheid Wall!

TODAY at 4:00 pm

Port of Oakland, SSA Terminal, Berths 57-58
1717 Middle Harbor Road
IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW


PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY. THE TIME IS NOW!

Important Time and Transportation Details for Sunday June 20 Mass 
Picket of the Israeli Zim Line at Port of Oakland.

There must be many hundreds of people in place on the picket line  at 
the Berth 58 at 4:30pm for this to succeed.  Be at the West Oakland 
BART station between 4:00 and 4:15 PM for a shuttle ride to the picketline.

Important Transportation Information

Berth 58 at the Stevedore Services of America terminal is on Middle 
Harbor Rd., in the Port of Oakland. The cross street is Maritime St.

Berth 58 is about a mile from the West Oakland BART station. There is 
free parking available at the BART station and on nearby streets.

We urge as many people as possible to carpool. The carpool drivers 
should drop their passengers off at the corner of Middle Harbor and 
Maritime St. and then proceed to the BART station to park. Drivers 
may be asked to shuttle more people from BART to the picket line. The 
drivers will be shuttled to the picket line after they park at the 
BART station.

Car pooling coordination: Chris, 
<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&url_num=3&url=tel%3A510-282-7032>510-282-7032

Driving Directions to Berth 58

 From San Francisco: Take the connector exit toward I880 right after 
coming off the Bay Bridge. Take the first exit off the connector, 
West Grand Ave/Maritime St. Turn right onto Maritime St. and follow 
Maritime to the intersection of Maritime and Middle Harbor Rd. After 
dropping off passengers, continue east on Middle Harbor Rd. Middle 
Harbor turns into Adeline, continue on Adeline a short distance and 
turn left on 7th St., go 2 blocks to the West Oakland BART Station.

 From Oakland: Follow Adeline St. south into the port, where it turns 
into Middle Harbor Rd. Follow Middle Harbor Rd. to the Berth 58, 
corner of Maritime St. See directions above for getting back to the 
W. Oakland BART station.

 From South Bay: Take I880 north to the Market St. exit toward the 
Harbor Terminals. Turn left onto Adeline St. Adeline turns into 
Middle Harbor Road, go about 1 mile to the intersection of Maritime 
St./Berth 58.

 From Berkeley/Richmond/North Bay/Sacramento, etc:Take I-80 west to 
Exit 8A, West Grand Ave. toward Maritime St. Turn right onto Maritime 
St, go 2 miles to intersection of Middle Harbor Rd./Berth 58.

For drivers going directly to West Oakland BART: West Oakland BART is 
at the corner of 7th St. and Mandela Parkway.

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to map of West Oakland

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What to Bring

Everyone is urged to bring water, sandwiches, energy bars, etc. The 
forecast is for a sunny day, high 73, but temperatures will drop in 
the late afternoon. There will be a medical and legal observer teams 
on site. Porta-toilets will be available close to the site of the picket line.

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For Updates and More Information

There are two websites that will have the most updated information on 
the June 20 picket:

For updates on the actions:
<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&url_num=6&url=%3F%3F.htm>www.transportworkers.org
www.ANSWERsf.org

Legal Hotline: 
<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&url_num=10&url=tel%3A415-285-1011>415-285-1011 
(National Lawyers Guild)

For more information: 
<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&url_num=11&url=tel%3A415-821-6545>415-821-6545 
(ANSWER Coalition)

This demonstration is sponsored by the Labor/Community Committee in 
Support of the Palestinian People.  It has been endorsed by the Bay 
Area Labor Chapter of USLAW, the Bay Are Labor Committee for Peace & 
Justice and is supported by the Alameda and San Francisco Labor Councils.

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