May 2000
Pittsburgh, PA
Convention

SEIU Convention Resolution

 

SEIU CONVENTION RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT MAY 2000 CONVENTION IN PITTSBURGH, PA

A NEW TRIAL FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL WHEREAS, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL is an award-winning journalist who has been on death-row in Pennsylvania for the past 18 years:

and WHEREAS, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL has championed the ILWU's courageous efforts in solidarity with Liverpool Dockworkers in regard to the Neptune Jade scab ship; and

WHEREAS, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL's courageous act of solidarity with locked out NABET/CWA workers (i.e., his refusal to be interviewed by ABC's scab crew) brought national attention to NABET's just struggle: and

WHEREAS, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL's 1982 trial was characterized by reliance on contradictory evidence from the police, coercion, intimidation, suppression of critical evidence, illegal exclusion of African-American jurors: and

WHEREAS, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL's struggle for justice, freedom and a new trial has been supported by a broad range of labor unions, city governments, religious and social organizations, and others who seek justice and human rights;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the SEIU shall go on record demanding justice for MUMIA ABU-JAMAL and a new trial:

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, the SEIU will send a copy of this resolution to the other unions of the AFL-CIO and request they join us in recognizing his acts of solidarity. Submitted by SEIU Local 1000

- Adopted SEIU National Convention 2000

 

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