| anti-racist mobilization committee
Mar 27, 2017 (01:11:00)
The last general mebership meeting passed and endorsed the formation of the anti-racist mobilization committee
with a well written resolution !
Sisters and Brothers we are bound by oath to oppose racism within our ranks where ever and whenever. Our Constitution states:
' To unite into one labor organization all workers eligible for membership, regardless of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation'
We also have an non-negotiable moral duty to extend this oath to our brothers and sisters outside our ranks. Not only is this a moral duty but also a clear opportunity to strengthen Union ranks and reverse the slow poisoning of our Institution. Racism past and present has driven a wedge between all workers which severally weakens the power of a united front ( the basic fundamental factor in organized labor ) It only serves to benefit those that profit from our labor and consolidate the corrupt power of corporate America. We must grab this opportunity presented to us by the current political climate of heightened racism and put all our institutional support behind the anti-racist movement. Both the labor and anti-racist struggle are inextricably intertwined. Non should take priority. We as Union will reap huge benefit from fighting and finally eradicating racism. I will go as far to say that our very survival depends on it.
In light of this urgency, I here by purpose that we form our own Anti-Racist Mobilization committee. A committee that will stand shoulder to shoulder with other Anti-Fascist Committees formed by our brothers and sisters of diffrent trade union. We will work to encourage fellow Unions to adopt the same principles and fight, we will reach out to all those organizations that have taken up this struggle in solidarity, we will mobilize to support those who are increasingly under attack by racist elements, and we will show by example that Union brothers and sisters have the moral fortitude to not shrink from an oath bound duty.
| February 2017
Feb 19, 2017 (17:12:00)
DC5 senses danger before it occurrs!!!
Under the Ross Island Bridge on Feb. 8, a painter working for nonunion Abhe & Svoboda plummeted 40 feet and landed on a co-worker, his own son, putting both in the hospital with serious injuries. Oregon-OSHA is investigating the accident and will produce a report in the next six months. But co-worker Omar Rubi says he has a pretty good idea what happened.
For the complete article from NW Labor Press click the link here!
| December 2016
Dec 18, 2016 (15:43:00)
All members of Local 10 DC5
Special Call meetings:
Local 10 By-Laws Vote and Nominations for district council 5 Delegate
Salem: January 5th, 2017 6:00pm
Best Western-Hood Room
3125 Ryan Dr. S.E. Salem, OR 97301
Portland: January 18th, 2017 6:00pm
Local 10 Hall
11105 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97220
Eugene: January 26th, 2017 6:00pm
Plumbers & Pipefitters 290 Training Center
2861 Pierce Parkway Springfield, OR 97477