WORKERS

In a year when thousands of Iranian workers have been laboring for months without pay, and thousands more have been laid off of their jobs, when huge swaths of the Iranian working class are clinging to life under the poverty line, when child laborers are consigned to selling flowers by the roadside or digging through scrapyards to eke out a living, we at Mission Free Iran call for international solidarity with Iranian working women and men, and their struggle for a better humane Iran.

This page serves as an index for our labor-related analyses and campaigns.

CAMPAIGNS:
1. IRI out of the ILO: This is Mission Free Iran’s own campaign to support the demands of workers in Iran
January 7, 2010: Mission Free Iran letter to Director-General of the ILO

January 16, 2010: Expulsion of Islamic Republic of Iran from the International Labor Organization, International Labour Solidarity Committee of the Worker Communist Party of Iran, translated to English by Mission Free Iran

May 3, 2010: Photos from Mission Free Iran’s attendance at the May 1st March at Union Square in New York City

May 3, 2010: Event report from the May 1st March at Union Square in New York City

May 26, 2010: IRI Out of the ILO! This document provides argument for why the Islamic Republic should be refused attendance at the ILO’s annual meeting and should be expelled from the ILO. It encourages readers to write to the ILO (ilo@ilo.org) to demand the Islamic regime’s expulsion.

May 28, 2010: We Demand Better for Our Children: End Child Labor in Iran.

May 31, 2010: CGT’s Local Union of Epinal Issues Statement to ILO: Expel the Islamic Republic

June 2, 2010: WPI Ensures Demands of Iranian Workers Are Heard at the Annual Meeting of the ILO (includes important video)

June 5, 2010: Global Unity for Iranian Workers: American Bus Drivers Stand Up for Ossanlou

June 10, 2010: Indonesian Workers Protest Against Execution of Kamangar and Abuse of Ossanlou

2. FREE THEM NOW! is a campaign that Mission Free Iran supports.

July 9, 2010: The Free Them Now! Campaign (the campaign’s opening statement)

August 4, 2010: Libertad para ellos Ya! Campaña para liberar a trabajadores encarcelados en Irán (Spanish translation of campaign’s opening statement)

Free Them Now!: the campaign’s official blog

A Global Revolution: a blog that supports the campaign with more frequent updates

Related documents:
September 3, 2009: Haft Tappeh Iran Request for ILO intervention (pdf file)

January 11, 2010: Inviting workers to stand in solidarity with Iranian activists

April 22, 2010: In Anticipation of May 1: Workers’ Minimal Demands

May 10, 2010: Kurdistan Committee of WPI Calls for General Strike in Kurdistan Thursday May 13, in support of earlier call by Komeleh

May 15, 2010: Letter of Support for Protests of Families of the Executed, People of Kurdistan and All Those Who Resent These Executions

June 25, 2010: Message from Workers in Iran to 2nd ITUC World Congress, Vancouver, Canada

July 10, 2010: Letter from the Mother of Imprisoned Worker Behnam Ebrahimzadeh: People around the World – We Want Freedom for Behnam!

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