International District/Chinatown Community Center @ 719 8th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 8:30-10:30pm
@International District/Chinatown Community Center @ 719 8th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
In 2013, dock workers in Hong Kong went on strike for 40 days against the subcontracting companies demanding better pay and working conditions. It was the longest running industrial action in Hong Kong in years. Now, two workers from the action are on a national tour of the United States to share their experiences and build international solidarity across the Pacific Ocean. Stephan Chan is a rank & file dockworker, employed as a sub-contracted checker in the Kwai Chung terminal. He helped to organize the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) in 2005 and served as its first chairperson. He remains one of the core leaders of the union and played a vital role during the April 2013 strike. Loy Wong is an organizing secretary of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), with more than 12 years of experience in the trade union. He leads the organizing and support work for unions in the transportation and logistics sector. Event sponsored by: African American Longshore Coalition (AALC) Seattle, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Seattle, Black Orchid Collective, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS), Philippine US Solidarity Organization, Seattle Solidarity Network For more info: www.hkstrikes.wordpress.com