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04/12/03 The Occupation & Labor Rights in Iraq: Petition to the Congress & Leaders of the Labor Movement
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:24:59 -0500

Subject: [uslaw-assembly] Petition to the Congress & Leaders of the Labor Movement (The Occupation & Labor Rights in Iraq Campaign)

http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/images/LaborRightsPetition.pdf

[Please circulate in your workplace and union.]

We, the undersigned, call for internationally recognized trade union rights for workers in Iraq the right to organize in the union of their choice, to bargain and, when necessary, to strike … AND for those same rights to be respected by corporations and enforced by the government in THIS country.

We call for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) set up by the U.S. to stop enforcing Saddam Hussein’s 1987 law banning unions in the public sector and state-owned enterprises where the majority of Iraqis work.

We call on the U.S. to halt all plans to privatize Iraq's assets and state-owned enterprises. Let the people of Iraq decide their country's future.

We want U.S. troops returned to their homes and families now.

We want our tax dollars spent on infrastructure repair, rebuilding schools and providing health care in Iraq AND in the U.S., not to line the pockets of well-connected multinational corporations and arms merchants.

We call on Congress to investigate the violation of labor rights in Iraq, corporate profiteering, and cronyism and favoritism in dispensing contracts for work in Iraq.

(Please print neatly)

NAME______________________________ UNION & LOCAL#_________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS___________________________________ PHONE_(___)_______________________ 

ADDRESS_______________________________ CITY____________________ STATE/ZIP___________

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NAME______________________________ UNION & LOCAL#_________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS___________________________________ PHONE_(___)_______________________ 

ADDRESS_______________________________ CITY____________________ STATE/ZIP___________

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NAME______________________________ UNION & LOCAL#_________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS___________________________________ PHONE_(___)_______________________ 

ADDRESS_______________________________ CITY____________________ STATE/ZIP___________

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NAME______________________________ UNION & LOCAL#_________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS___________________________________ PHONE_(___)_______________________ 

ADDRESS_______________________________ CITY____________________ STATE/ZIP___________

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