On Thursday, Dec. 14, over 200 municipal workers, including those from the Parks Dept., social services agencies, CUNY, and the Dept. of Transportation, rallied in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan in support of a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. They were allied with the group City Workers for Palestine. And deep concern over the death tolls and suffering in Gaza has propelled many more in various unions to become involved, under pressure from members. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers circulated a petition that many unions have signed on to, calling for humanitarian aid to Gaza, the return of Israeli hostages, and an end to hostilities. Other unions who have signed the petition or raised their voices include the Professional Staff Congress, the American Postal Workers Union, the UAW, and the New York State Nurses Association.

Read the full story by Duncan Freeman for The Chief-Leader, published here:,51618


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