Music & Politics

Local 802 Forms Peace Committee, Endorses Oct. 27 Anti-War March

Volume CVII, No. 11November, 2007

Julia Smith

The Local 802 Executive Board has joined with our fellow affiliates in U.S. Labor Against the War to endorse the New York City march against the war in Iraq.

Oct. 27 is national day of action against the war; marches will take place in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and additional cities throughout the U.S.

We invite all members to rally and march with our Local 802 contingent on Saturday, Oct. 27 near Union Square.

U.S. Labor Against the War and the Local 802 contingent will assemble on Broadway, just north of 17th Street at 11 a.m. The actual rally starts at 11:30.

Please join us to hear military families, labor leaders, and elected officials speak out against the war, to enjoy an upbeat performance from an 802 band, and to rally and march with Local 802 and other union members.

The newly formed Local 802 Peace Committee is organizing in preparation for the march and will continue to participate in anti-war activities in the future.

We welcome any and all interested members to join the Peace Committee. If you are interested in joining, please contact me at (212) 245-4802, ext. 176.


In addition to the commencement of our Peace Committee, I am pleased to report the birth of our Local 802 Political Action Committee.

The Political Action Committee held its first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The committee’s work had an unofficial kick-off earlier in the month, when I and Matthew Plummer, a new Local 802 member, attended a political training sponsored by the Central Labor Council.

I’ll hopeful that I will be able to report in more detail on our committee’s work in the next issue of Allegro.

And of course, feel free to contact me if you’d like to join our Political Action Committee or to discuss any additional matters at (212) 245-4802, ext. 176.