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“Peace Is the Only Path Forward”: Labor Leaders Join Progressive Dems in Call for Gaza Ceasefire

HeadlineDec 15, 2023

On Capitol Hill, labor leaders joined progressive congressmembers at a rally Thursday demanding President Biden support an immediate ceasefire and allow urgent humanitarian aid, food and water into Gaza. United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain spoke alongside Congressmembers Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib.

Shawn Fain: “The world has seen enough slaughter and devastation. Peace is the only path forward. While we call for a ceasefire, we also condemn antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-Arab racism, all of which are growing in our nation at this moment and must be stopped.”

Leaders of the Postal Workers Union and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America are also calling for a ceasefire.

Meanwhile, Biden administration staffers and other U.S. government employees are continuing to demand a permanent ceasefire. Dozens gathered for a vigil outside the White House Wednesday. Staffers concealed their identities with sunglasses and face masks as they read the names of some of the thousands of Palestinians killed in Gaza.

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