The following resolution, presented by Plumbers and Fitters Local 393, was passed by unanimous vote at the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council in San Jose, California on Monday 11/16/09.
National March on Washington for Jobs, Peace, Affordable Healthcare For All
and Ending Foreclosures and Evictions
Whereas, despite the so-called economic recovery, the economic crisis for working people has continued unabated with growing unemployment and rising home foreclosures and evictions, and
Whereas this economic crisis has resulted in the underfunding and degrading of public education and social services, and
Whereas the government has bestowed billions of dollars of bailout money on the financial institutions whose recklessness and greed created this economic crisis, and
Whereas there is growing opposition to the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq by a majority of the people here in the United States, not to mention the great and ever-growing opposition by the citizens in Afghanistan and Iraq, and
Whereas these wars are costing billions of dollars each month, therefore be it
Resolved that the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council calls on the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win coalition to organize a Solidarity Day III march on Washington D.C. in the spring of 2010 to demand jobs, housing, healthcare, full funding for public education and social services, and peace, and be it
Further Resolved that we send this resolution for concurrence and action to the Santa Clara County Building and Construction Trades Council, the California State Building and Construction Trades Council, and the California Federation of Labor.