The Professional Staff Congress joins unions in the U.S. and abroad to express our grief and dismay about the violence and loss of life in Israel and Gaza. We strongly condemn the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilians by Hamas. Many of our members and students have families directly connected to this conflict, and the loss of civilian lives in Israel and Gaza is heartbreaking and horrifying. As a union of educators, we value communication, free speech, and mutual understanding as a means to resolve conflict. We respect the human rights of Palestinians and Israelis and hope that space can be created for political and humanitarian solutions.
Published: October 12, 2023