Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted without dissent to demand justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Brothers & Sisters,

In an extremely significant display of Solidarity, the 1100 delegates to the International Convention of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted without dissent to demand justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Representing the largest union in the United States with 1.4 million workers, this convention was assembled in the very state where Mumia continues to sit on death row. Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the assembled delegates voted to support a Moratorium on the Death Penalty and a new trial for Mumia Abu Jamal.

We will have a complete report shortly, both defining the Labor for Mumia Conference, which occurred just one week before the SEIU Convention, and the action campaigns we designed there, as well as the details from the SEIU convention itself. However, it's important to salute the 49 delegates from local 1000 for their exemplary work, many of whom participated in the Labor for Mumia conference in Oakland on May 12. The 49 delegates from SEIU Local 1000 spearheaded the effort to take this action, on Mumia's behalf at their International Convention. Local 1000 represents California State Employees.

The next challenge goes out to the rest of the organized labor movement to follow suit, as well as to rapidly implement creative solutions to put this support into action.

In Solidarity,

Randy Christensen
Communication Workers 9415 Coordinator,
Labor For Mumia chris98@pacbell.net

 

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