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.

Stop the U.S. War *** Stop the U.S. War

 

To endorse this statement, click on this link: Endorse Labor Against the War

 

Endorsers:

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

Ed Childs, Chief Shop Steward, UNITE/HERE Local 26 (retired)

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

Andre Powell, retired member, AFSCME Local 112 representative to the Baltimore MD Metro Central Labor Council of AFL-CIO

Gerry Scoppettuolo, Pride at Work Eastern Massachusetts (for identification purposes only);

Michael Shane, former chief steward, executive committee member, TWU Local 171

David Sole, past president, UAW Local 2334 (retired)