Monday April 4th Marxist Union Bosses Plan Mass Actions Across America

New Zeal, further information in KeyWiki

An Emergency Labor Meeting was held in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4-5, 2011.

Ninety-six union leaders and activists from 26 states and from “a broad cross-section of the labor movement” gathered at the Laborers Local 310 Hall in Cleveland in response to an invitation sent out in January urging them to “explore together what we can do to mount a more militant and robust fight-back campaign to defend the interests of working people.”

Three weeks prior to the Emergency Labor Meeting (ELM), “unionists and community and student activists in Wisconsin unleashed a resistance movement against Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting and concessionary attacks that in a short time has breathed new life into the labor movement.”

Participants in the ELM took “full note of the new situation and of the grave dangers to the U.S. labor movement and to workers’ and democratic rights posed by Governor Walker’s attacks.”

They pledged to make the “fight against union-busting and the budget cuts/concessions in Wisconsin the centerpiece of an emergency action plan…”

Part of the plan involves a nationwide “Day of Action” on April 4.

Participants welcomed the call issued by Larry Cohen, International President of the Communication Workers of America to organize on April 4, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This call has since been supported by the AFL-CIO Executive Board, which is urging “movement-wide dramatic actions” on this day.

The closed doors meeting was endorsed by some of American labor’s most radical socialist labor leaders.

These included Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism affiliates:

Democratic Socialists of America affiliates:

  • Jos Williams – President, Washington Metro Council AFL-CIO
  • Henry Nicholas – President, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME
  • Jeff Crosby – President, North Shore Labor Council, Massachusetts
  • Bill Henning – Vice President, CWA Local 1180
  • Ed Sadlowski – Staff Representative, Wisconsin Council 40, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Member, Local 938, membership in Council 40 Field and Support Staff Union
  • Jerry Tucker – former Intl UAW Exec Board Member, Center for Labor Renewal Co-Founder
  • Bill Fletcher, Jr.Center for Labor Renewal,
  • Dr. Jack Rasmus – Member, American Federation of Teachers University Council, University of California Berkley, Former National First Vice President, National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, former local union Vice President and Business Representative, CWA Local 9415 and SEIU Local 715
  • Bill Leumer – Former President, International Association of Machinists Local 565, Co-Convenor, Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
  • Steve Early – labor journalist, lawyer and former CWA International Representative, author of Embedded with Organized Labor and The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

Communist Party USA affiliates:

Also listed were affiliates of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Party USA, International Socialist Organization and several members of the ultra-radical anti-Israel group American Labor for Palestine.

The assembled socialists agreed that they must:

Go to the streets to oppose the concessions demanded by the bosses and the government. There is plenty of money available without demanding givebacks from public employees, but this requires changing our nation’s priorities to raise taxes on the rich, redirect war dollars to meet human needs, and more — all demands that we must place on the federal government. We can no longer effectively deal with such crucial issues as health care and retirement through collective bargaining alone.

Instead of supporting wars of intervention, the labor movement should embrace international worker solidarity. The mutual declarations of support between protesters in Madison and insurgent independent unions in Egypt are a proud example that deserve wide emulation.

The U.S labor movement is now completely dominated by socialists and communists. Given the chance, they intend to bring chaos to several major cities across America. They plan to continue until their man Barack Obama is re-elected President in 2012.

Gulag Note – Further information on this, from McIver Institute in Wisconsin:

Unions, Communists Join Forces for April 4 Protests

MacIver News Service | March 23, 2011

[Madison, Wisc…] In the wake of changes to government employee unions’ power in Wisconsin and elsewhere, The Communist Party USA is working in conjunction with national labor unions and other left wing political groups to organize protests in Madison, Wisconsin and across the nation on April 4th.


Video: Organized Left Eye April 4th for Massive Protests


  1. I love the sign, the revolution will be unionized.

  2. NMike TThompson says

    call me a communist. call me a socialist. call me what you will. i feel that i am a patriot. i want to prevent poveerty and end all the sefishness. at least i am not a sick bigot like you and your prejudiced followers, who somehow think (would it be wrong?) that obama was born and raiseed in kenya? do you dopes even know where kenya is located on a map of africa, or how kenya became independent rather than being a euro colony? i fdidnt think so..

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