WIN Week In Review November 9 -11, 2007
By Doug Cunningham
[Sweeney]: “Hundreds of thousands of working families mobilized to change the state’s direction and oust anti-worker governor Ernie Fletcher.”
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. Steve Beshear, the labor-backed candidate for Kentucky governor, beat the incumbent Republican by a landslide and union voters provided that overwhelming margin of victory.
Faye Liebermann, a retired CWA Verizon worker from Kentucky, was part of the big voter mobilization effort that ousted Kentucky’s GOP governor.
Each year, we read about the murder and torture of union members throughout Latin America. Many are victims of graduates from the School of the Americas (SOA), which is operated by the U.S. Department of Defense at Fort Benning, Ga., according to investigations by several human rights groups.
Next weekend, Nov. 16–18, hundreds of union members and religious and human rights activists will hold a vigil and rally outside the gates of the school, near Columbus, Ga., to demand that it be closed.
This year, union members will participate in a workshop, hold a labor caucus meeting and march as a group to join a rally at the gates of Fort Benning. If you’re interested in attending, contact Rick Feldman at 313-926-5583 or e-mail him at RFeldman@UAW.net. To learn more about the SOA and the vigil, click here.