Strike Rally in support of Seattle port truck drivers

Strike Rally in support of Seattle port truck drivers

@E. Marginal Way and Hanford, under the viaduct.
Several buses ( 21, 22, 35, 56, 57, 85, 116, 118, 132), stop nearby
This Monday, February 13th, 9am

Over the last two weeks non-unionized short-haul truckers at the port have refused to work until they receive better treatment. For months they’ve been trying to build an association to fight back. They face horrendous conditions on the ports – extremely low pay, harassment from law enforcement and trucking companies, exorbitant fees charged by the companies that more than once have resulted in “negative” paychecks for the drivers. Because of this they’ve stopped work, first at just one company, but it has since spread to many companies, slowing all traffic at the port. They’ve asked us to support them at a strike rally they’ll hold on Monday. We’ll be there with banners and flyers. Their situation is desperate, and it’s extremely important we show solidarity, we’re there to say “We support the Settle truck drivers and their association.”

Depending on how their actions go there may be future ways we can help out. People from Occupy have also organized a food drive for the truckers – who aren’t making any money while they’re out. Donations of food can be taken to the Puget Sound Labor Agency. For more information contact portdriverssolidarity@lists.occupyseattle.org.

We’ve won three fights in the last week, will be having some victory parties soon, and we hope to turn our momentum to support the drivers.

Solidarity and Struggle!

21 Responses to Strike Rally in support of Seattle port truck drivers

  • REPUBLIC says:

    I thought that the truck drivers are the one that transport those 3rd world countries sweat shop made clothing to the retail stores. Oh. I forgot . There are a bunch of hypocrits here. It is their fault too so let them rot just like anyone who supports and buy those sweat shop made clothes. Oops, that is most of the USA including yourselves. Look at that label and you know exactly what I am saying.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock. Chugga, chugga, toot, toot. Looks like the end of the tunnel is getting closer, or is it?. Booga, booga, booga. Are you scared yet?

  • BoogaBooga says:

    That doesn’t even make any sense. Are you taking the drugs again, son?

  • REPUBLIC says:

    Awww looks like you forgot what you were protesting about not so long ago. You were trying to stop 3rd world sweat shops products from coming in the US, and now you protect the truck drivers that picks up and deliver the shipment that you are trying to keep out. It is of no suprise that you step on your own tail that is why you are not a credible disorganization.

  • REPUBLIC says:

    When I grow up I want to be as brain damaged as you.

  • REPUBLIC says:

    Cat got your tongue. Booga? Aka Johnelllis

    • BoogaBooga says:

      No, but your mom has my tongue. In her butt. Boom! Zing!

      • REPUBLIC says:

        I see you haven’t grown up since elementary school so you still playing the mom joke. It is okay, besides a person like you is the lowest of the lowest.

        I would like to meet you and see if you are a big man as you think you are behind the 1% purchased computer. I bet you got beat up in high school lot.

        So let us get back to the original discussion, shall we? Or would you like to talk about my mom still.

        • BoogaBooga says:

          I’d like to talk about your mom still. She’s so fat, when she tries to weigh herself, the scale says “to be continued.”

  • REPUBLIC says:

    Cat got your tongue. Booga? Aka Johnelllis

    • BoogaBooga says:

      Be patient, Republic. I’m flattered that you look forward to me telling you what a worthless turd you are, but you’re going to have to stop being so pushy and just take it as it comes. I’ll get around to insulting you on my own time. I have a life to live, and can’t spend all my time posting crap on the Internet like you do.

  • REPUBLIC says:

    Really, what kind of life do you live? Doing drugs, following you master (OS), get laid with the same sex, feeling sorry for yourself, loner, brain damaged, and insulting people with the hopes that your childhood pain goes away. Yeah, you are such a grown up and very busy I see. Have you figure out what the noise and light in the end of that tunnel is? I give you a hint it goes something like this chaga, chaga, chaga, toot, toot. Not the same joke about the mothers again?

    • BoogaBooga says:

      Doing drugs? More like doing your mom!

      • REPUBLIC says:

        Yes, you are though guy I am so scared, not. By talking the way you are talking that tell me and the world that you are the true “worthless piece of turd”

        Next, you are showing your imature, juvinile, ignorance tendencies, but you don’t knoww the damage you are causing to the OS. This is why people stay away from you guys. Remember, birds of the same feathers flock together.

        Now people definetly have a better perception of what the OS stands for. Shame is upon you, your family for raising an idiot, and the OS to attract and tolarate people like you. Zing!

  • REPUBLIC says:

    Back to the original conversation. It makes no sense to support the truck drivers where they contribute to the 1%. They transport those containers filled with products that are made illegally by sweat shop. Didn’t this organization tried to stop those containers from entering this country? Now you support the culparates as well. Something is really wrong with this OS. Who are you for I believe you are for the 1%. Today is a sad day for OS.

  • JeannetteGoldsmith says:

    To get the better behavior is the right of every one. And One must get the accurate returner of the work is the right of every one. This type of act made by the unity helps a lot to get them.
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