[act-ma] 7/23: Solidarity with Colombian Trade Unionists

IAC Boston iacboston at iacboston.org
Tue Jul 22 16:55:39 PDT 2008

*Show Your Solidarity with Colombian Trade Unionists *

*Wednesday, July 23 - 3:30 pm*
*Boston** City Hall**, 3rd floor Piemonte Room*

In solidarity with the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal being held in 
Colombia, July 21-23 Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner will introduce a 
resolution to declare Boston a */"Coke Free"/* City. Join with Boston 
area unionists and community activists to support this important act of 
solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Colombia. 

Excerpt of the Boston City Council Resolution to be introduced to 
declare Boston a "Coke Free" city.

*Whereas, *the District Council 35 of the Painters and Allied Trades 
Building on Colgate Rd, Roslindale has made their building a "Coke Free 
Building" by removing all Coke vending machines from the building; and

*Whereas,* USW 8751 has succeeded in having Coca Cola vending machines 
removed from all four school bus yards in the City of Boston; and

*Whereas,* the Boston City Council recognizes the importance of 
supporting local labor unions, who in the interest of solidarity and 
justice, are supporting the boycott of Coca-Cola; Therefore Be It

*                        Resolved,* that the Boston City Council states 
it support for the international boycott of Coca-Cola products and does 
hereby declare that Boston, Massachusetts is a "Coke Free" city and asks 
the City Administration to not serve Coca-Cola products or stock them in 
any vending machines that are located on City property; and Be It Further

*Resolved,* that the Boston City Council encourages all businesses to 
immediately cease and desist from the stocking and selling of all 
Coca-Cola products until the international boycott has been resolved.

*Initiated by:* Dave Welsh, Delgate San Francisco National Association 
of Letter Carriers Convention (NALC)*; Kenneth Lerch, Pres. Rockville, 
MD Branch NALC*; Jamie Partridge, Exec Board Portland, OR Branch NALC*;  
Frantz Mendes, Pres. USW L. 8751*; Chuck Turner, Boston City Council*; 
Tony Hernandez, Organizer Painters & Allied Trades DC 35*; Ed Childs, 
Chief Steward, Unite Here Local #26*; Phebe Eckfeldt, AFSCME L. 3650 - 
Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers* and Womens' Fightback 
Network; Steve Gillis & Steve Kirschbaum, Labor Committee of the 
International Action Center; The Most Rev. Filipe C Teixeira, OFSJC, 
Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of Saint Francis of Assisi, CCA*; Committee for 
Justice for Hector 
* id only


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