Longshore union in LA: ‘End US embargo of Cuba!’

By Norton Sandler
September 27, 2021
Militant/Norton Sandler

LOS ANGELES — Floyd Bryan, president of the Southern California District Council of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, reads the resolution passed by the union at its June convention demanding an end to the U.S. government’s embargo against Cuba. He was speaking at an Aug. 29 press conference organized by the Los Angeles U.S. Hands Off Cuba Committee.

Bryan said he personally has traveled to Cuba and admires the Cuban people. He also said the union had donated $10,000 to help purchase syringes to be used by the Cuban government to vaccinate the Cuban people.

The press conference took place following a car caravan against the U.S. government’s economic war against Cuba that went from East Los Angeles to downtown L.A.