George Floyd is a name that won’t soon be forgotten.
His death—with a cop’s knee on his neck as he lay restrained on a Minneapolis pavement and declared “I can’t breathe”—outraged the nation and sparked an uprising. Thousands of demonstrators across the U.S., in Hawaii, and worldwide took to the streets to protest racism, police brutality, income inequality, socio-economic disparities—and to proclaim that “Black Lives Matter.”
The ILWU stands in solidarity with all who fight for racial, social, economic and political justice—including the protesters calling for changes in police policies and practices, an end to racism, and removal of the current occupant of the White House.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis facing the country today, a pivotal election is coming up in less than six months. Register to vote—and be sure your vote is counted on November 3.
April 20, 2021—ILWU International Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict