|Labor for Mumia website|
|Los Angeles AFL-CIO calls for new trial for Mumia Abu Jamal|
|The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor unanimously approved a resolution, Feb. 28, calling for a new trial for Mumia Abu Jamal.
The delegates meeting endorsed a motion in the executive committee - also by unanimous consent - to concur with the request from AFSCME Local 1108.
The delegates applauded an explanation from an AFSCME 1108 delegate on the importance of the struggle in support of Mumia Abu Jamal and the links of that struggle to the fight against the death penalty and for equal justice for people of color who make up most of the death row and inmate population.
The arguments resonated with the Los Angeles delegates who almost daily hear new revelations of police misconduct, shootings of unarmed civilians and planting of evident by the LAPD which have resulted in more than 100 prisoners being released from jail. The police cover up is still unraveling.
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor claims to represent 700,000 workers and is the second largest central labor body in the country.