The Letter from California Labor Federation to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education

Tsutomu Kimura
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education The Board of Education
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office No. 2 Main Bldg., 2-8-1
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ward, Tokyo, ZIP code 163-8001, Japan

Dear Chairperson Kimura,

The California Labor Federation, representing more than two million unionized workers, supports Sister Nezu Kimiko, Sister Kawarai Junko, and the 410 other Japanese teachers organizing for peace and justice in Japanese schools.

We believe that all workers have an inherent right to exercise their freedom of expression on matters of conscience. Particularly at a time when millions of people are suffering from war and genocide and millions more struggle to survive, we think it is imperative that our teachers serve as models for the kind of humane and just society we want our children to inherit.

As the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Labor Federation, I urge you to find a just and fair resolution to the situation faced by the above-mentioned teachers.

Thank you.


Art Pulaski
Executive Secretary-Treasurer