February 4, 2011
Trade Union Solidarity with Egyptian People
Workers of the World, UNITE!
As the Egyptian people take to the streets and demand democracy and an end to 30 years of dictatorship, the leaders of trade union movements around the globe are joining their voices in solidarity with the Egyptian people.
Watch this video, then download, customize, and mail this model letter to your federal representatives and ask that they demand Egypt end its bloody crackdown:
From AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka’s remarks:
“The American Labor Movement stands with the people of Egypt and its new independent unions. When the people lead, your leaders will follow. The future is on the side of democracy and social justice. And we want you to know that you’re not alone. We stand in solidarity with you.”
Don’t miss the comments by Hong Kong trade union leader, Lee Cheuk Yan, who was in Tiananmen Square in 1989. In the video, Lee recounts witnessing the Chinese government’s brutal crackdown. His remarks (in English) begin at the 10:27 mark.