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Sept. 17 Rally Backs NWA Strike

by staff |
September 18, 2005
Woman tshirt: "On Strike"
Above:
Strikers and supporters gather at the September 17 rally. (Fight Back! News/Brad Sigal)
Man with "Scab Hunter" Tshirt
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Right:
Strikers and supporters gather at the September 17 rally. (Fight Back! News/Brad Sigal)
Left:
Strikers and supporters gather at the September 17 rally. (Fight Back! News/Brad Sigal)

Bloomington, MN - More than 500 striking flight mechanics and their supporters rallied near the airport here, Sept. 17 to demand a fair contract from Northwest Airlines. In addition to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) strikers, the rally drew from a cross-section of the local labor movement.

The Northwest Airlines strike is key battle for the workers in the airline industry and the entire working class. Unfortunately, many labor officials refuse to support or, worse yet, are activity opposing the strikers. The vast majority of the labor movement’s rank and file backs the strike, and it’s vital that this strength is brought to bear.

After the rally, a caravan of hundreds of cars blocked the access road that is used to bring in scabs.

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