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Tragedy strikes the CCU

It is with profound sadness that I write to tell you all that FW Ryan Boudreau (pictured, right, on the right), a bicycle messenger in the Chicago Couriers Union (IU 540), was killed on the job yesterday.  He was struck by a northbound truck at the intersection of 18th and S. Clark streets at about 3:15 yesterday afternoon.  The newspaper reports that it was ruled an accident by the police.

I don't have too many details yet, but the CCU Secretary wrote to tell me that he and several other CCU members and supporters are planning a general meeting Wednesday evening to plan actions surrounding Ryan's death and will hold a memorial ride.

FW Boudreau was a dedicated member of the IWW and the CCU and fought for an end to NICA and the anti-courier regulations at 135 S Lasalle.
We will keep the rest of you posted with information as it develops.

Keep Ryan's family, the Chicago Couriers, and the rest of us in Chicago who are feeling this tragic loss of a Fellow Worker in your thoughts and prayers such as they may be.  An injury to one is an injury to all!


Greg Ehrendreich
Chicago GMB Secretary-Treasurer
Matt Kellard, Bay Area IWW. 
Ryan Boudreau Memorial Fund
Donations  may be made to the Ryan Boudreau Memorial Fund.
Please make your checks payable to:
IWW - Ryan Boudreau Memorial  Fund

Please send  your checks to:
IWW - Ryan Boudreau Memorial Fund
PO Box 18387
Chicago, IL  60618

Peace and Solidarity,