The Russian invasion and occupation of Ukraine has taken close to 10,000 lives so far, wounded perhaps 20,000 more people, and devastated Ukrainian communities.
War Attacks Working People
This invasion serves the agenda of a few rich and powerful Russians while ordinary Ukrainians, Russians, and international populations pay the terrible price. War and occupation areisa nightmares for working-class people, including professional soldiers, and war in the modern era is even more so, as c. Cities become battlefields, where civilians are in the line of fire while battle destroys homes, hospitals, schools and other social spaces and support networks.
CUPW Will Never Condone Military Aggression
Our constitution article D-24 is about our opposition to war and militarism. “The Union will continue to work in coalition with others to oppose war and to promote peace, social justice and security for all people…” That means we oppose both the invasion and the NATO expansionist agenda that contributes to the long-building tensions in the region.