PALEA Backs Oakland General Strike Call of Occupy Oakland
Letter From Philippine Airline Employees Association
To the Occupy Oakland protesters:
We express our solidarity with the Oakland general strike planned on November 2
especially the blockade of the Port of Oakland. The general strike and port blockade will reveal the truth that the 99% creates the wealth that the 1% now monopolizes. Such forms of mass actions will also show the way forward for the occupy protest movement now surging in the US and other countries.
We likewise salute the Occupy Oakland protesters who bravely faced violent eviction last
October 25 even as we condemn the police for their brutal attack.
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), the union of the ground staff
of Philippine Airlines, stands shoulder to shoulder with the Occupy Oakland protesters. We too struggle against corporate greed and capitalist globalization with its destructive impact on the workers and the youth. Truly the movement against corporate greed and capitalist globalization is international in scope.
More than a thousand PALEA members are presently occupying areas outside the
international airports of Manila and Cebu, the two biggest cities in the Philippines, for a month
reposted from: http://transportworkers.org/