Say NO! to the U.S. proxy war in Ukraine
Labor’s War is Here at Home!
The Democrats and Republicans in Congress and President Biden in the White House have approved $50 Billion in military aid to the Ukrainian government. Many tens of billions more were sent to Ukraine since the CIA and State Department overthrew their government in a 2014 coup. Since then ultra-right and pro-Nazi militias have been incorporated into the Ukrainian military.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated publicly that the goal of the war is to “weaken Russia.” The United States government is willing to fight this war to the “last drop of Ukrainian blood.” The U.S. also wants to install NATO military bases, U.S. troops, heavy weapons and missiles right on Russia’s border and engineer a pro-U.S. regime change in Moscow.
The war and sanctions against Russia are causing a food crisis around the world as well as here in the U.S.
Congress is quick to act to fatten the military contractors at the same time we have no baby formula and millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Poor and working people are suffering a 10% pay cut due to record inflation.
Workers’ rights and voting rights, the foundation of “democracy,” are ignored and threatened. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the Women’s Health Protection Act cannot get any Congressional action.
We demand an immediate end to the U.S. proxy war in Ukraine. Money for housing, health care and education, not war abroad.
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Abayomi Azikiwe, former member, AFT Wayne State University
Sharon Black, organizer, Unemployed Workers Union
Melinda Butterfield, member, National Organization of Legal Service Workers – UAW Local 2320
Nicholas Camerota, former Chapter President & Director, Springfield (Mass.) Technical Community College Professional Association (for identification purposes only)
Ed Childs, Chief Shop Steward, UNITE/HERE Local 26 (retired)
Tyler Daguerre, Starbucks Workers United, Boston
Catherine Donaghy, active, Organizing Committee for the McDonald House Tenants’ Union (Western Massachusetts)
Axel Fair-Schulz, UUP, Potsdam, NY
Laura Fair-Schulz, UUp Potsdam, NY
Joshua Frederick, CWA, Cincinnati, OH
Chris Fry, Former Shop Steward, Bargaining Committeeman, Strike Vice-Chairman, UAW Local 985
Tova Fry, member, UAW Locals 412 and 212, (retired)
Joyce Griffin-Sole, member, ATU Local 26 (retired)
Derek Grigsby, former member, AFSCME Local 207
Cheryl LaBash, AFSCME, retired
Robert Montgomery, AFSCME, retired, former president WLSA
Andre Powell, retired member, AFSCME Local 112 representative to the Baltimore MD Metro Central Labor Council of AFL-CIO
Samir Qaiyar, AFGE 781
Jeremy Radabaugh, National Nurses United, Chaarleston, VA
Gerry Scoppettuolo, Pride at Work Eastern Massachusetts (for identification purposes only);
Michael Shane, retired, former chief steward, executive committee member, TWU Local 171
David Sole, past president, UAW Local 2334 (retired)
DawnTaylor, National Education Union, UK