Sign the petition to support the union resolution for a “class struggle workers party”!
That’s what Painters Union Local 10 in Portland OR is calling for. (See below.) They point out that “the 2016 presidential election offers us the ‘choice’ between a raving, bigoted clown and a career representative of Wall St.” and that “the Democrats and Republicans have always been strike-breaking, war-making parties of the bosses.” They point out how both parties are complicit in the “police… regularly murder(ing) black men and women with impunity.”
A workers party could help unite and mobilize the US working class. It could bring together movements like those against racist police murders, against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the labor movement, and could help clarify the program that is needed to resolve these issues. It could help really put socialism on the agenda.
That’s why the resolution of IUPAT Local 10 must not be allowed to fall into the black hole; it must not be forgotten. Oaklandsocialist is circulating a message of support for individual to sign. We will send it to Local 10. Please sign it online here, and/or print out our petition to collect signatures among your co-workers, comrades, etc. (Note: If you sign online, if you don’t mind, please include the city or town where you live in the “comment” section, along with any other comment you might want to make.)
This can be a first step. Let’s make this real!
Printable petition: petition-2-pdf