More US labour unions join alliance against 'Israeli apartheid'

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People gather in Brooklyn to demonstrate in support of Palestinians in New York City, United States on May 15, 2021. Protests are taking place worldwide against Israel’s recent escalated actions towards the Palestinian people [Tayfun Coşkun / Anadolu Agency]

Vermont State Labour Council has announced joining alliance of Labor for Palestine which stands against "Israeli apartheid," raising the number of American labour bodies which joined this alliance to 15. "Our affiliate Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO joins its counterpart at the Connecticut Labor Council in standing against Israeli apartheid," the council said in a statement posted on Facebook. "This should come as no surprise," it said, citing its leadership's "reputation of standing on the right side of history and embracing rank-and-file unionism." Meanwhile, in the statement, the council said: We congratulate our affiliate for its undeterred and uncompromising solidarity with the Palestinian fight for freedom, and call on all in Organized Labor to support Vermont AFL-CIO's righteous vision of […]

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