Who We Are

U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) is a national organization of unions and other labor organizations founded in January of 2003 to oppose President George Bush’s then threatened war on Iraq. The war was launched in March, organizations supporting USLAW reassembled in October of that year to formally establish a permanent organization, adopt by-laws and elect officers. In more than a decade since, USLAW has organized a network of more than 165 unions, labor councils, state labor federations, allied labor organizations and labor antiwar committees.

USLAW is internationally recognized for its solidarity work in support of Iraqi unions and in 2005 led the campaign to get the AFL-CIO to come out against the Iraq war.

USLAW’s mission statement is very broad. It commits the organization to the struggle to demilitarize U.S. foreign policy and break the country’s dependency on militarism so that it can develop an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable and just economy that serves the whole country, not just the privileged few.

USLAW is funded almost exclusively through annual affiliation fees paid by its affiliates, individual memberships and small donations from its supporters. It receives no funds from the government, the AFL-CIO or corporations. Foundation grants account for less than 1% of all the revenue it has raised over the course of a decade of work. Your personal support is greatly appreciated.