Iranian Solidarity with Wisconsin Public Sector Workers
Februar 24, 2011
As a humanist organization and supporter of individual freedom in Iran, we stand in solidarity with Wisconsin public workers and support their collective bargaining rights. We also support the workers’ rights to defend their human rights and the dignity of the workers in the United States in particular and in the Middle East and other parts of the world in general.
In the past few days, the Workers Committee of our organization has received numerous messages from the workers in Iran, expressing their support for the struggles of the union workers in Wisconsin and Ohio.
The collective bargaining right is a crucial tool in preserving the democratic rights of workers. Losing this right can potentially result in unimaginable damage to the future of the middle class in the United States. For us Iranians, the arrest and imprisonment of Mansour Osanlo, the spokesperson of the Public Transport’s Union of Tehran and several other union workers, are prime examples of the consequences of not having strong union rights. The heroic resistance put up by the Wisconsin union workers is no doubt being closely and apprehensively watched by the captors of Mansour Osanlo.
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