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Taking Action at NAMM (Day 1), Press Conference

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

Cort worker at NAMM 2011, with a drawing of Cort CEO Yungho Park

ACTION ALERT: Please sign the petition all day FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, addressed to the CEO of Cort and the CEO of Fender. Find it here, at this link:

Cort workers speaking with Uprising Radio, 90.7FM KPFK

MEDIA ALERT: Listen to an interview with the Cort workers FRIDAY MORNING January 14, 8am – at Uprising Rising KPFK 90.7FM.The segment will probably air at 8:20am.

Fox 11 News covered the press conference and interview the Cort and Cor-tek workers from Korea. The coverage aired Thursday 1/13 at 10pm and 11pm, and will also air tomorrow morning. The coverage will be available online starting at

Tefere Gebre from the Orange County Federation of Labor speaks at the press conference.

Press Conference in front of NAMM, 11am

Today was the first official day of NAMM, and the Cort workers were gathered outside, launching an 11 am press conference.

Thinking about last year’s actions at NAMM, it seems the weather always gets warmer around NAMM. This is great for us, since we spend all of the day outside Anaheim Convention Center.

Cort union officer speaking at press conference

In the leadup to NAMM, the workers went to various community events to present their struggle.

Love and Live LA, at KIWA Cultural Education Center

Cort workers at the Love & Live LA event

Cort worker picket-making to prepare for NAMM actions


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