[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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US Labor Against the War
VICTORY IN ROUND #1
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.
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
Car pooling coordination: Chris,
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
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.
to map of West Oakland
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.
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:
(National Lawyers Guild)
For more information:
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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San Francisco, CA 94110
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