Paddy Crumlin Addresses Teamster Convention

ITF president Paddy Crumlin lays out international labour vision at USA convention

ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) president Paddy Crumlin will promise a redoubled defence of workers' rights today when he addresses the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' International Convention in Las Vegas.

He will tell the audience that: "We come here committed to forging an even stronger alliance and friendship in fighting with you across the globe to stop the war against workers.

"We are here to organise alongside you for our working rights.

"We are here because we are angry about what is being done to workers and because we want to do something about it.

"We are here to get those rights back, our labour freedom back from the thieves and carpetbaggers robbing us with one hand and patting themselves on the back with the other.

"We are here because of the lies said about our unions and our labour movement and because we want the truth to resonate across our workplaces and be heard in all of our communities and nations."

Please see speech attached.