On Friday, December 1, the UAW International Executive Board announced the union was joining a growing number of labor organizations in calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine.
The Executive Board voted to sign on to a petition drafted by The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union (UE) and UFCW Local 3000. The petition can be viewed here.
“From opposing fascism in WWII to mobilizing against apartheid South Africa and the CONTRA war, the UAW has consistently stood for justice across the globe,” Region 9A Director Brandon Mancilla said. “That is why I am proud that the UAW International is today officially calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine.”
In addition, the Executive Board voted to form a Divestment and Just Transition working group to study the history of Israel and Palestine, the union’s economic ties to the conflict, and to explore how to achieve a just transition for US workers from war to peace.