SEIU Illinois State Council Resolution Condemning FBI Repression


Note: This statement dates from November, so there is no mention of the nine new subpoenas or the three original subpoenas which were reactivated.


SEIU Illinois State Council


SEIU Local 26 Resolution Condemning Government Attacks on Anti-War, International Solidarity, and Labor Activists

Whereas, on September 24, 2010, the FBI raided the homes and offices of anti-war, international solidarity and trade union activists in Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan and served subpoenas to 14 people to testify before a federal grand jury regarding their anti-war and international solidarity efforts; and

Whereas, 10 of the 14 people subpoenaed are union members in good standing with a long history of activism and leadership within their unions and their local labor communities; and

Statement from Alphonso Mayfield, president of Florida Public Services Union (SEIU)

Alphonso Mayfield, president of Florida Public Services Union (SEIU), speaks on the importance of defending the right to dissent. This statement was recorded after the labor caucus meeting at the 2010 School of the Americas Protest. The labor caucus meeting discussed the Sept. 24 FBI raids on antiwar and trade union activists, and many labor activists stressed the importance of trade union solidarity with those being attacked.

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