"On Monday, July 11, 2005, a dozen people gathered for half-an-hour starting at noon outside TIAA-CREF's offices in Boston's financial district. They were protesting and passing out informational fliers as part of the lead up to next week's TIAA-CREF annual shareholders meeting, where members of the Make TIAA-CREF Ethical Coalition will press TIAA-CREF, one of the country's largest pension funds, to divest from Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and other corporations that do not do business ethically. Wal-Mart is well known for its exploitive labor practices, while Coke is guilty of a number of socially irresponsible practices, ranging from marketing junk food to children in the US to complicity with death squads in Colombia."
Boston Independent Media Center — Matthew Williams
Members of UAW Local 259 passed a resolution to support the "Unthinkable! Undrinkable!" petition campaign directed at Coca-Cola and the divestment and boycott campaign against SunTrust Banks.
In acknowledgement of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Local 259 leadership begins an awareness campaign on international human rights abuses suffered by union members of SINALTRAINAL.
(Left)Local 259 UAW stewards discuss and support the drafting of a resolution supproting the "Unthinkable! Undrinkable!" petition campaign directed at Coca-Cola's Board of Directors and the petition campaign directed at SunTrust Banks.
(Right)Local 259 UAW general membership meeting. In our annual acknowledgement of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the resolution supporting the petition drives is read to the rank-and-file.
(Left)Local 259 UAW membership votes to support resolution. (Right)Local 259 retirees vote in support of resolution.
Fundraiser on Saturday, October 23
Colombian Kidz on left and below
Demonstration supporting Colombian striking workers in front of the Colombian Consulate in New York City on Oct. 12th organized by the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York, the AFT local of City University faculty and staff. The union emphasized that a teacher is murdered every two weeks in Colombia. The PSC-CUNY has been very supportive of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke. The Campaign also supported and participated in the demonstration.
Images from Colombia, Australia, Italy, England and Canada on SINALTRAINAL's website. See images on SINALTRAINAL's site.
Rally in front of the Colombian Consulate in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 16th endorsed by the Canadian Auto Workers, United Steelworkers of America, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Fed., Oakville and District Labour Council and others.
The 17th Biennial National Convention of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) from Aug. 23 - 27, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, at which the union voted to boycott Coca-Cola products.
Luis Adolfo Cardona Detroit-area tour, April 14 - 17.
Rally in Detroit, UAW Local 22, April 17
Protest in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers; New York City; March 23
Protest in Solidarity with Hunger Strikers; Niles, IL; March 23
SINALTRAINAL Hunger Strikers
United Students Against Sweatshops Conference in Atlanta
New York City Council Member Hiram Monserrate in Colombia on fact-finding mission in January
UAW Local 22 Meeting, Detroit, Mich., Dec. 7; Slide Show
April 16, 2003 in Houston