NEW YORK LABOR COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL STATEMENT IN PROTEST OF THE POLICE MURDER
OF GEORGE FLOYD
As labor activists,
members of the Metro New York Labor Communications Council condemn the recent
police killing of George Floyd. At the same time, we demand:
the three police accomplices be indicted for murder;
all police forces desist in their practice of racial profiling and racist
arrests of people of color;
prosecutors desist in bringing criminal charges based on racial profiling and economic
both houses of Congress pass legislation withholding federal support for police
forces that fail to implement effective anti-racist policies in their every day
that President Trump cease releasing inflammatory and degrading comments that
encourage right wing racists to acts of violence.
Institutional, legalized and cultural
racism has persisted for too long in the United States. It is time to bring an
end to racism in all its forms, and to provide equal opportunities to all for
work, education, health care and community membership, regardless of race,
ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation/expression.
If your union is supporting any public action, such as a rally or an online public event, in support of justice for George Floyd, please feel free to post to our listserv. Also email us at and we will ask all of our members to support your initiative.
Join Metro for a provocative discussion with leading thinkers and working journalists about:
Communicating with members who believe fake news
Combating the overabundance of misinformation out there
Best practices in response to politicians/bosses who denigrate our work in order to prevent exposure of their wrongdoing
How the risks to journalists (from physical danger to damaged reputations) might hinder the truth from being told
Countering this destructive effort that threatens our unions and our democracy
Panel discussion Thursday, October 24 5:30-8pm National Writer’s Union 256 W. 38th Street, 12th Fl. Free event, light refreshments RSVP to METRO FAKE NEWS PANEL
Panelists: Kerry Paterson, Deputy Director of Advocacy, Committee to Protect Journalists. Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.
Jiore Craig, Vice President at GQR. Craig helps governments and unions to develop rapid response programs to combat disinformation on- and offline.
Zach Verdin, entrepreneur and artist. Verdin co-founded NewHive and Guardians.ai, where his most recent work has focused on the impact of information warfare on societies, systems, countries, presidential campaigns, and companies.