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 as the U.S. voice for organized labor and international labor solidarity. In 2005, it led the campaign to get the AFL-CIO to come out against the Iraq war, symbolizing the first time the federation took a stance against a war.
USLAW’s mission statement is bold. 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 the privileged few.
USLAW is independently funded exclusively through annual affiliation fees paid by its affiliates, individual memberships and small donations from its supporters. It takes no funds from the government, state department 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.