Transport Workers Union of America
1700 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

The Honorable George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Bush:

The Transport Workers Union would like to add its voice to the many organizations and individuals who are speaking out against the ongoing rights violations by the government of China. We will be among the unions, human rights groups, religious and women's organizations who will be protesting Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin's visit to the U.S. this month.

All Americans should be aware of the human rights atrocities perpetrated by the Chinese regime in their own country and elsewhere against religious groups, workers, women, democracy advocates and various ethnic groups. The protection of fundamental human rights and freedom of belief must be a top priority for our country.

The U.S. government must demand that Jiang Zemin end the violent repression of Chinese citizens at home, as well as the regime's illegal conduct overseas.


Frank McCann
Executive Vice President, TWU