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 email@example.com.
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!