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Labor Against War in Ukraine Webinar

By Michael Eisenscher, et. al. - US Labor Against the War, April 7, 2022

This event is sponsored by the founders and former leaders of US Labor Against the War (USLAW), who recently reconvened in order to encourage labor support for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine. USLAW was organized in January 2003 to bring labor’s voice to the peace movement and the peace movement’s voice to labor in opposing the US invasion of Iraq. In the process we built strong ties of solidarity with the Iraqi labor movement. In the 15 years that followed, USLAW had as many as 200 affiliated unions, central labor councils and state federations and successfully initiated the passage of an historic resolution by the AFL-CIO in 2005 that for the first time stated AFL-CIO opposition to an ongoing U.S. war and called for rapid withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq.

Speakers include:

  • Elise Bryant, President, Coalition of Labor Union Women (moderator)
  • Phyllis Bennis, Institute of Policy Studies Bill Fletcher, Jr., trade unionist, writer, media commentator, and a past president of TransAfrica Forum
  • Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Captain
  • Dennis Tajer, Commercial Airline Pilot, Allied Pilots Association member and veteran of the US Gulf War, Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq
  • Carl Rosen, President, United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

The 90 minute video begins with a five minute slide show. After brief panel member presentations, the speakers respond to questions posed by participants. A Resource Bank has been created to make available copies of labor statements and resolutions, links to this video and the slide show, and other resources useful to labor activists in carrying out their labor antiwar organizing. It is available at It will be updated as new materials become available, so check back periodically.

The slideshow was produced by SolidarityINFOService, a news and meme service that publishes a twice-weekly news bulletin with links to articles, reports, videos, podcasts and other resources about the Russian war in Ukraine, a variety of other foreign 'hot spots', the war against workers in the US, developments in our movement, the pandemic, US foreign policy and militarism, and the climate challenge.

Back issues are archived at Subscriptions are without cost but donations are gratefully accepted. Sign up at The SIS website features its memes at (Observe capitalization for all URLs.)

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