Strike for Palestine on May Day and Nakba Day

On April 11, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions issued a call to action, asking workers around the world to strike in solidarity with workers in Palestine on May Day (May 1) and Nakba Day (May 15).

The Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union commits to striking on both days. These solidarity strikes will consist of members refraining from any sort of commissioned labor that is unrelated to the ongoing genocide in Gaza. Instead, IWW FJU members will participate in local actions in solidarity with Palestinians. Other unpaid journalistic work amplifying these actions, such as social media coverage, is encouraged for all.

We ask Fellow Workers in other sections of the IWW, and workers more generally, to organize strikes, sick-outs and similar labor-withholding actions on May Day and Nakba Day. We also ask other, non-labor-related organizations to call for a “Day of Action” or similar event on both days to encourage their members to get involved, however possible, in local actions in solidarity with Palestinians.

As always, we echo the perennial IWW motto: An injury to one is an injury to all!

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