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IWW Resolution in Solidarity with ILWU Local 21, Longview, Washington

Passed by the IWW General Executive Board, September 18, 2011:

On behalf of our entire union, the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World salutes you for your strong stance against union busting in the Port  of Longview.

Now, the state forces are starting to be used to break your struggle. We think now is not the time to back off. Around the world, from Egypt to Greece, the workers' movement is starting to rise up. The recent struggle against union busting in Wisconsin and your struggle in Longview shows that US workers are fed up too. We think that many thousands of workers throughout the West Coast are prepared to join in with you and show that together, we can put a stop to union busting, regardless of what the courts say.

If this means returning to the methods of the 1930s, including work place occupations and mass pickets that back down to nobody, then so be it.

We in the Industrial Workers of the World will do all in our power to help in your struggle.