Iranian and Jewish activists in U.S. voice support for striking workers in Iran

The Forward
Karmel Melamed
July 13, 2021

Iranian American and Jewish activists are voicing support for striking Iranian oil workers who are demanding Iranian regime’s state-owned companies pay their past due wages, pay higher wages, and provide other benefits.

The Progressive Zionists of California , a pro-Israel non-profit group based in Northern California, also released a statement expressing support for the striking workers in Iran on social justice grounds.

“It takes tremendous courage and perseverance to demand accountability, fair working conditions, and fair wages, especially in the face of a repressive and authoritarian regime,” stated the group in its letter. “We know and these brave workers know, these things cannot and will not happen without their work.”

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