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Support the Jewish Labor Committee

07.25.10

Support the Jewish Labor Committee

by John O. Mason

The Jewish Labor Committee is the Jewish voice within the Labor movement, and the Labor voice within the Jewish community, serving as a liaison between the two causes, sharing each side’s values. It was founded in February 1934 by Yiddish-speaking trade unionists, plus members of the Workmen’s Circle, the United Hebrew Trades, and the Jewish Socialist Bund, in order to combat the rise of Fascism in Europe and America.

In recent years, JLC has been active in the fight for the rights of immigrant workers, and has protested the abusive labor practices found in the Agroprocessors meat processing plant in Iowa, supported the Republic Windows and Doors workers in Chicago, and has worked for dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian trade unionists. One of JLC’s programs is the Labor Seder, linking the freedom struggle of the ancient Israelites to current and past Labor struggles.

Recently, the Philadelphia JLC has lost its funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which jeopardizes its ability to conduct its programs. Other JLC chapters may be facing this plight. If you want to help JLC, contact the main JLC office:

Jewish Labor Committee
25 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
(212)477-0707
www.jewishlabor.org

New Content Contributors Wanted for Mid-Atlantic Labor.com

07.25.10

We are seeking more contributors of news and opinions from the labor movement in the Mid-Atlantic states. We additionally would like to reactivate the events calendar here.

If you are interested, please email me at demlabor@aol.com and include your connections to the labor movement.

We need much more content from DC, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania (especially outside the Lehigh Valley and Scranton areas) and West Virginia.

In solidarity,

Stephen Crockett

Editor, Mid-Atlantic Labor.com