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Longview Strikers Plan to #Occupy EGT and Shut Down West Coast Ports

As class conflict increases around the globe, here in Cascadia the striking Longveiw, Washington port workers and their supporters are planning an occupation of EGT’s grain terminal.

In addition to bussing and flying to Longview, all of the West Coast longshoremen will shut down the ports for the entire coast in solidarity. The #occupation is planned for when the next ship arrives, so follow the twitter. When that ship sails in we will have to move quickly, strategically, purposely and with an unrelenting fury.

This occupation of the EGT grain terminal is influenced partially by direct anarchist input and influence on the social and cultural terrain, as well as by the burgeoning #occupymovement happening around North America. But in comparison to the other occupy sites springing up around the country; this is an occupation of an entirely different sort. #Occupying a port to stop the flow of capital into a multinational grain terminal to cause the corporation direct economic damage, whilst simultaneously shutting down the flow of commerce through the ports on the entire west coast of the USA in solidarity with a growing anti-capitalist/anti-authoritarian movement rooted in local non-hierarchical open assemblies, such is happening in Longview and the US right now. Don’t let it pass you by.

Pizza Time Strike Remembered

On Friday Feb. 12, 2010, a small group of people braved the rain to remember the Olympia Pizza Time Strike of 2005. Pizza strike supporters held a banner at 4th and Jefferson streets demanding a “Living Wage, Health Care, Retirement, Paid Vacation, Sick Days… For All.”  People who drove and walked by the banner generally agreed with it, while one guy said “go to Canada!”  Participants noted that working conditions haven’t improved since the strike and lock-out happened five years ago. One pizza worker who went on strike lamented that the current Pizza Time workers and most of the workers in Olympia and elsewhere don’t have any of the benefits listed on the banner, and can still be fired without cause.   

Check out Pizza Time Strike history at:

Pizza Time Strike 5 Year Anniversary Feb. 12

 

The Pizza Time strike 5 year anniversary is coming up Feb. 12.
Come out to remember workers struggling for better working conditions in
Olympia.

Meet Friday Feb. 12 at noon at 4th and Jefferson in downtown Olympia to
show support for local workers.

http://olympiaworkers.net

Check out Pizza Time Strike history at:

http://olympiaworkers.blogspot.com/2009/02/olympiaworkers-pizza-time-strike.html

On Feb. 12, 2005 all the Pizza Time workers in Olympia walked off the job
after presenting a list of demands to the new owner to improve working
conditions and reinstate two wrongly fired co-workers. When the owner
failed to meet these demands the workers created a daily protest at 4th
and Jefferson streets in downtown Olympia. With community support, Olympia Pizza Time closed down after eight days of picketing.

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