'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





EMERGENCY IN GANGJEONG ON SEPT. 2! (See the below blog)

URGENT PLEA: DEAR FRIENDS of JEJU ISLAND, ISLAND OF WORLD PEACE (Click!)

Please check HERE(Click) for continuous updates of emergency in
Gangjeong, Jeju Island since Aug. 24, 2011 and site links on the struggle against Jeju naval base construction !

8월 24일 및 이후 제주도 강정 마을 긴급 관련, 계속되는 영문 업데이트 및 국문 사이트, 링크들은 여기(클릭)를 보세요!

RELEASE Kang Dong-Kyun(Gangjeong village mayor, 54), Kim Jong-Hwan(villager, 54), and Kim Dong-Won(photographer, 25)! (Facebook: Click HERE)

강정 마을회 까페 사이트(클릭) 강정 마을회 웹사이트(클릭)


Sunday, January 31, 2010

[International Petition: Workers at the PORT OF GUAM NEED YOUR HELP!

* Image Source: Union Voice, Guam

* Text from President Matt Rector (GFTActive (at)gftunion.com) through the AP-No Base on Jan. 29, 2010

YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE PORT OF GUAM NEED YOUR HELP!

Greetings,

PLEASE HELP YOUR FAMILY

Your brothers and sisters at the Port of Guam need your help. The management of the Port refuses to obey the law and negotiate in good faith with them. They need your help to ask the Board and Management to do the right thing and NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH.

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

The team the Board and Management have sent to the negotiating table thinks that negotiating means saying no to everything! They refuse to negotiate even things that are mandated in the law which they wrote and got passed!

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

These men and women work hard every day and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. While management has a regular Monday through Friday Schedule, they refuse to negotiate scheduling so that the operations workers can plan their families schedules around their work schedule. Even though the law demands they have a two week schedule, issued two weeks in advance they still refuse to do it. Don’t Stevedores, crane and equipment operators deserve to have a schedule so that they can attend their daughters play, go to parent teacher conferences or be able to take their mothers to their Doctors’ Appointments? Family values mean being able to plan ahead to spend time with your family and should not only be for management.

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

The people that do the work of unloading the food and supplies to keep our island running deserve a fair pay check. While management got gigantic raises the rest got pennies! Now they need to negotiate fair wages for our families who are currently the lowest paid Port workers in the nation!

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

The Port has already spent massive amounts of money on hired guns to delay and stall negotiations instead of doing the right thing. When their $250 per hour attorney ran up a bill of over $100,000 they brought in a private consultant to continue this heinous work that they are paying tens of thousands of dollars as well too. The time has come to stop wasting the people of Guam’s money and start obeying the law.

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

Now is the time to stand for our Brothers and Sisters who work at our port, just as they will stand for you.

SEND A MESSAGE TO PORT MANAGEMENT

Together We Win!!!

Matt Rector

President




Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Port Board & Management

Below is the sample letter:

Subject: HELP YOUR PORT WORKERS

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

Buenas Yan Hafa Adai! I encourage you to order your negotiating team to start negotiating in good faith with your employees on their union contract. You have a serious responsibility to the people of Guam to ensure your negotiating team obeys the law and works with your employees' union to come up with a contract that prohibits nepotism and favoritism. A contract that ensures everyone is treated fairly on the basis of Merit and Seniority. A contract that protects your workers from being forced to work in unsafe conditions or with unsafe equipment. A contract that ensures your employees gets their schedule in advance so that they can plan their family life around it. A contract that ensures everyone at the Port is treated with dignity and respect. A contract that ensures our people, are not treated like second class citizens and receive a fair pay check.

It is in the best interest of the people of Guam that we have a first class port, with first class emplo yees that have working conditions and pay up to National Standards. The strength of our Port is the men and women that do the work of loading and unloading ships every day and it is in your hands to see they are treated with the respect they and their families deserve by negotiating a fair union contract with them. Please, do the right thing and order your team to negotiate in good faith.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

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What's At Stake:

The team the Board and Management have sent to the negotiating table thinks that negotiating means saying no to everything! They refuse to negotiate even things that are mandated in the law which they wrote and got passed! Now is the time to stand for our Brothers and Sisters who work at our port, just as they will stand for you.


Campaign Expiration Date:
February 28, 2010

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* For the Military Footprint of Guam,





http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2010/01/cruel-footprint-of-military-boot.html
Bruce Gagnon blog on Jan. 27, 2010,
"THE CRUEL FOOTPRINT OF THE MILITARY BOOT"

http://tenthousandthingsfromkyoto.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-are-guahan-ask-for-more-time-for.html
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We are Guahan: Ask for More Time for Review of EIS on US Military Base Expansion!

http://www.anatakara.com/petition/why-guam's-buildup.html
Why Guam's Buildup? (Japanese/ English)

In No Base Stories of Korea : label Guam







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