Million Worker March,
“Let’s Represent Ourselves, In Our Own Voice”
Call for the Million Worker March encourages workers,
their unions and all concerned to join
together in standing
for the rights of all. The call emphasizes “We shall
therefore be representing ourselves during this march,
independent from all politicians, while putting forward
to the entire country, our program for the betterment of
America’s majority working population.”
The National Education Association endorses
Million Worker March
National Education Association (NEA) with 12,000 delegates
present at the national convention in Washington, D.C.
endorsed resoundingly the Million Worker March in Washington,
D.C. on October 17,2004. The AFL-CIO opposes the march.
The NEA is the largest independent union in the United
States with 2.7 million members and its endorsement and
call for support represent a major advance in preparing
for the Million Worker March." The Resolution was
introduced by 50 delegates. The key organizer was Andy
Briggs of Los Angeles.
Text of the NEA endorsement letter:
National Education Association Endorses Million Worker
March July 7, 2004
The National Education Association (NEA), the largest
independent union in the United States, has endorsed the
Million Workers March, to be held October 17, 2004 in Washington,
The NEA represents 2.7 million educators and educational
support personnel across the country. The 12,000 delegates
attending the annual Representative Assembly passed the
following motion during its deliberations July 6, 2004:
NEA will endorse and publicize the Million Workers March,
set for October 17, 2004 in Washington, DC; and encourage
locals and members to attend and/or participate in any
way possible, to support the reprioritization of federal
spending to education, health care and other social programs.
Rationale: Unions and independent workers organizations
across the country have endorsed and are mobilizing for
the Million Worker March. This march will support the rights
of all to organize for collective bargaining, a living
wage for all, and immigrant rights, as well as condemning
the attacks on organized labor, among other labor issues.
NEA now has joined with unions across the country, as
well as many labor organizations and individuals, to endorse
this historic national action to be held in the nation's
capital this fall.
Andy Griggs, 310-704-3217 / www.nea.org