The Struggle for Land and Labor – Workers’ Rights in Palestine


Join Manawel Abdel-Al of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU)–directly from Occupied Palestine–as he shares the struggles of Palestinian workers and discusses the call by Palestinian civil society, including labor unions, for the use of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a strategy to win full equality, to bring an end to the Israeli occupation and colonization of all Arab lands, and to uphold Palestinian national rights, including the Right to Return and the right of self-determination.

WHERE: United Electrical Workers, 37 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, at 6 PM

Our host, the United Electrical Workers (UE), is proud to be the first national U.S. union to endorse BDS!

The International Trade Union Confederation, a global confederation of labor unions, has long criticized Israel for extreme abuse of Palestinian workers and denial of trade union rights, saying: “It is impossible for workers to enjoy their rights in a country where governmental institutions have fundamentally failed to hold those who are responsible for systematic violations of human rights and humanitarian law accountable. Respect for the rule of law is essential when it comes to the protection of the rights of workers.”

Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux (CSN)
Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
United Electrical Workers
United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)


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