[URBANTH-L]Indian Trade Unionists In Atlanta 12/16 @ 7PM

Robert T. O'Brien robrien at temple.edu
Sat Dec 11 12:08:26 EST 2004

In Atlanta for the AAA? Join AAAUnite, other anthropologists, 
and Jobs with Justice for the     

Jobs with Justice International Solidarity Tour

Thousands of jobs are being outsourced to lower-wage 
countries like India.  How should workers and communities 

   Come meet Indian labor leaders to discuss our mutual
   interests in fighting together to defend good jobs
   and fair labor standards.

   Speakers will include:
   ·        Ashim Roy, President of union representing
   General Electric workers in Gujarat state.
   ·        V. Chandra, Organizing Secretary of a
   union representing 50,000 miners who has worked in
   the coal industry for 25 years.
   ·        Anannya Bhattacharjee, coordinator of an
   international collaboration between Jobs with
   Justice and India's New Trade Union Initiative.

   Date:   Thursday, December 16, 2004
   Time:   7:00 p.m.
   Place:   CWA Local 3204 (279 Logan St. near I-20 &
   Hill St.)

   Less than a month after a U.S. presidential election
   in which candidates traded accusations about the
   increase in the number of jobs shifting from the
   U.S. to India and other countries, a delegation of
   labor leaders from India is coming to Atlanta.  The
   goal of the tour is to develop grassroots strategies
   to force global corporations to respect workers'
   rights and to help build international solidarity
   between U.S. and Indian workers to fight for good
   jobs and fair labor standards.

   The tour is sponsored by Jobs with Justice and
   India's New Trade Union Initiative.  The New Trade
   Union Initiative is a democratizing force within the
   Indian labor movement, independent of any political
   party.  It is playing a leading role in the larger
   social movements that are now burgeoning in India. 
   Jobs with Justice is a national campaign for
   workers' rights with over 40 local coalitions that
   unite labor unions, community groups, faith-based
   organizations and students to promote economic and
   social justice for all working people.

   For more information contact:
   Terence Courtney 404-381-5993
   terencecourtney at yahoo.com

For more information and updates about the New Trade Union
Initiative tour, visit www.jwj.org.

Robert T. O'Brien 
AAAUnite Ad Hoc Committee
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology 
Temple University 
robrien at temple.edu 

"Don't mourn, organize!" 
-- Labor organizer Joe Hill, before being murdered in 1915 by a firing squad.

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