Defend Iraqi Workers' Rights
A joint campaign of
U.S. Labor Against the War,Progressive Portal, Progressive Secretary, EPIC, and others.
Since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, workers there have faced intolerable conditions: massive unemployment, grossly inadequate compensation in the few jobs that can be found, and harassment of organized labor by the occupying forces. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) has arrested labor leaders repeatedly and ransacked union offices -- and, unbelievably, is enforcing Saddam Hussein's anti-union laws.
Twenty-five members of Congress, led by Rep. Sam Farr (CA), have signed a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and CPA Administrator Paul Bremer calling on the CPA to provide jobs or income to Iraqi workers, pay a living wage, and allow Iraqi workers to exercise internationally recognized labor rights.
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