Solidarity with Flight Attendants Call for General Strike

5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 U.S.A.
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January 28, 2019

Sara Nelson
Association of Flight Attendants International President

Dear Sister Nelson,

Congratulations and thanks from Radical Women for your courageous and right-on call for a general strike to end the government shutdown. Radical Women is a socialist feminist organization of working women who are active in our unions and work on a wide range of issues including fighting sexual harassment on the job, demanding equal pay, and calling for 24-hour employer-paid childcare so that families can be supported no matter their income level or work shift. We defend the rights of immigrants and oppose border walls, unjust detention, and separation of families. As feminists, we find it no surprise that a woman union president was the one to raise the necessary and vital call for labor to stand up to defend federal employees and use workers' power to end the shutdown!

With the budget agreement in place for only a few weeks, the idea of a general strike continues to be something to build on, so that it can immediately become a reality if another shutdown happens. Please let us know how we can work with you on this important effort to show labor's strength and to stop federal workers from being victimized and forced to work without pay by a deeply anti-labor, anti-woman administration.

In solidarity,

Helen Gilbert
National Organizer
Radical Women - U.S.
5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

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