Kathy Black spoke for US Labor Against War (USLAW) at a meeting at Melbourne Trade on 12 March. Riki Lane summarises her speech.
USLAW is a rank and file initiative, not an official wing of the AFL-CIO. Its achievements are quite historic.
It now has almost 200 affiliates, representing three million workers. They have managed to avoid the “hardhats versus hippies” syndrome of the anti-Vietnam war movement, and to turn out a contingent of 4,000 unionists to a major anti war demonstration.
They have affiliates in both the AFL-CIO and the split off “Change to Win” federation; they have managed