• Open Letter to UAW Leadership: Respect Union Democracy, Solidarity, and the BDS Picket Line

    To sign this statement, please click here. Labor for Palestine – January 28, 2016 As workers, trade unionists, and anti-apartheid activists, we call on the United Auto Workers International Executive Board to rescind its undemocratic and arbitrary “nullification” of UAW 2865’s respect for thePalestinian-led Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) picket line, which was overwhelmingly adopted by the 13,000 […]

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  • Labor Boycott of Israel: Michael Letwin on UE’s BDS Resolution

    At its its national convention in Baltimore this August, UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers endorsed the worldwide BDS movement – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – to pressure Israel to end its apartheid over the Palestinians just as similar tactics helped to end South African apartheid in the 1980s. UE represents more than 30,000 […]

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  • UE Becomes First National U.S. Union to Endorse BDS

    UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, held its national convention in Baltimore August 16-20. Delegates acted on 37 resolutions on collective bargaining, organizing, and political issues, and they upheld UE’s long tradition of courageous stands on foreign policy issues when they adopted the resolution on Palestine and Israel. It points to Israel’s long […]

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  • Labor for Palestine: Historic Landslide BDS Vote by Grad Student Union at University of California

    The following statement was issued by Labor for Palestine on the historic BDS vote at UAW Local 2865: Historic Landslide BDS Vote by Grad Student Union at University of California First time membership of any major union body in the US has taken a stand in support of boycott of Israel University of California graduate […]

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  • Historic victory in US labor as UAW 2865 votes for BDS in landslide resolution

    UAW Local 2865, the union of TAs, GAs, tutors, Readers and student workers in the University of California system, released the results of its December 4 BDS vote on December 10: a landslide victory for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights! The vote carried, 65% YES to 35% […]

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  • USACBI urges faculty to support UAW 2865 BDS resolution

    USACBI urges faculty who support the rights of the Palestinian people to support the upcoming vote on a BDS resolution in UAW 2865, the union of teaching assistants, tutors and readers across the nine University of California campuses. If this vote passes, UAW 2865 will become the first labor union in the U.S. to support BDS […]

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  • Sign on: Labor Statement Demands Arms Embargo on Israel

    The following statement calling for an immediate arms embargo on Israel, was published by Labor for Palestine on July 13, 2011. Click here to sign on. Whereas, on May 4, 2011, the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS)specifically called “on trade unions around the world to actively show solidarity with the Palestinian […]

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  • COSATU Endorses the Palestinian Call to Impose an Immediate, Comprehensive Military Embargo on Israel

    8 July 2011 COSATU fully endorses the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls for a mandatory comprehensive arms embargo against Israel similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa. While solidarity with the Arab Spring for freedom, democracy and social justice is spreading around the world, many states and corporations continue their […]

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  • Sign on: Stop Scabbing for Apartheid — Withdraw From Israel Bonds “Celebration”

    The following call for labor signatures to boycott Israel Bonds was launched by Labor for Palestine: Click here to sign on!, or email info@laborforpalestine.net “[All of Palestinian labor] calls on trade unions around the world to actively show solidarity with the Palestinian people by. . . . divesting from Israel Bonds and all Israeli and international […]

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  • Statement of UK trade union delegation to Palestine, 17-22 April 2011

    http://palestinecampaign.org/index7b.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=4&l2_id=24&Content_ID=1974 The delegation of Senior UK Trade Unionists listed below visited Palestine between17-22 April 2011. The delegation met with/witnessed: The dramatic extent of illegal settlement building in East Jerusalem and the victims of forced evictions; Members of the Palestinian Assembly who are currently under house arrest and have taken refuge at the Red Cross Centre […]

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