Class Struggle Workers -- Portland mobilizes against fascists.
NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H301
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Escalating fascist and racist violence grows out of the bipartisan capitalist offensive against immigrants: not only Trump’s border wall with Mexico and anti-Muslim ban, but Obama’s record deportations and Democrats’ policy of border militarization. Key to fighting anti-immigrant hysteria is mobilizing the power of the multiethnic working class. The Internationalist Group calls for workers action to stop deportations and crush the fascists. In the Pacific Northwest, Class Struggle Workers – Portland sparked union motions to mobilize against racist/fascist provocations, and initiated Portland Labor Against the Fascists that brought out some 300 unionists and supporters in 2017. It calls to form workers defense guards to defeat the fascist threat. In the 2016 elections Painters Local 10 called to break with all bosses’ parties, and for a class-struggle workers party. In Los Angeles, transit workers have marched with Teamsters defending Salvadoran immigrants. In New York, Trabajadores Internacionales Clasistas has joined in unionizing immigrant workers, demanding full citizenship rights for all immigrants.

Participants

Served as secretary, treasurer and delegate, Portland IWW; served as chair, Organizing Department Board, IWW.

Trabajadores Internacionales Clasistas

Transport Workers Against Deportations; ATU Local 1277*

Union affiliation for identification purposes only

Class Struggle Workers - Portland; IUPAT Local 10*
*Union affiliation for identification purposes only

Class Struggle Workers - Portland; IUPAT Local 10*
*Union affiliation for identification purposes only

Editor, The Internationalist