Posted: April 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

General Strike
“Sartana: Yes, I am a woman of the law. And there are lots of laws. But if they don’t offer us justice, then they aren’t laws! They are just lines drawn in the sand by men who would stand on your back for power and glory.” – — Machete
It’s here, now. We have taken enough, it’s time to starting hitting back: a nationwide general strike of all workers; union, non-union, full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary, ALL workers. A strike organized and operated by rank-and-file working people. We cannot wait for the leaders of the unions to do this. They wrapped in a legal web that they cannot escape. If this is to happen, and this needs to happen, it will the brothers and sisters of the working class that do it.
Suggested date: July 14, 2013. July 14 is the date of the start of the Great Railway Strike of 1877, also known as the Great Uprising, Great Upheaval, etc. It was a national strike launched by a beaten labor movement, and the majority of the strikers were not union members. It shocked the nation to its core, and was the foundation of the great labor upsurge of the late 19th century.
The strike will be organized on the ground at local towns and cities. It will include HARD picket lines (lines scabs CANNOT cross because we won’t let them); the goal will be to disrupt commerce for the space of ONE WEEK, from Sunday, July 14 to Sunday July 21. (this is just my suggestion; better ideas may be proposed in future discussion).
If you think this is what we need to do, pass this around, share with all working people you know. If people want to work on organizing this, or just discuss the possibilities, contact: Lansing Workers Center, or call 517-342-6435 (message phone).


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