Carpenters Local 713 Vote To Join Oakland General Strike

Carpenters Local 713 represents 3,000 mostly private sector construction workers in Alameda County, California and passed the following motion on October 27 ,2011 by a standing vote with an overwhelming majority.

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Local 713 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters stands in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. We support the right of all working people to organize and peacefully assemble to demand their rights.

We further agree that the 1% should not continue to go untaxed while the 99% face layoffs, pay and benefit cuts, foreclosures and the closing of our children’s schools and our public services.

We further strongly condemn the police brutality used against the Occupy Oakland movement and the devastating injury inflicted on Iraq veteran Scott Olsen.

We further resolve to support the call of the 2,000 Oaklanders at Occupy Oakland for a one-day strike in Oakland for Wednesday November 2nd, 2011, to protest our country’s rising inequality and the brutal actions of the police in the city of Oakland, California.

To be sent to Mayor Jean Quan and the Oakland Police Department.

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