Resolution on Discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America

Resolution to Oppose Helms/Lieberman SB-894

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS homophobia and anti-unionism have been the hallmark of the political career of Jess Helms; and WHEREAS PAW believes every country has a right to its own sovereignty; and WHEREAS PAW believes all workers have the right to organize their own organizations without interference; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that PAW condemns any legislation, including the Helms/Lieberman #S894, which would allocate millions of US dollars to interfere with democractic Cuban workers’ organizations; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that PAW ask the…

Resolution Supporting Independent Funding for P@W

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS Pride At Work has endeavored to establish itself as the preeminent workplace rights advocacy group for all LGBT workers; and WHEREAS PAW believes that the right of workers to join and/or form unions is a fundamental civil right that needs to be strengthened through legislative, educational, and direct action programs; and WHEREAS Pride At Work will continue to encourage the organizing efforts of all workers, to assist and support union negotiators to achieve compensation and benefit equity on behalf…

Resolution on the Equality Zone Project

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS a significant part of Pride At Work’s mission is to educate union leaders about the needs of LGBT members and potential members, and to educate LGBT leaders about the advantages of a strong labor movement; and WHEREAS the Equality Zone Project, launched by PAW in 1999, is envisioned as a vehicle for Pride At Work activists to approach local union and other organizational leaders to begin a dialogue about the needs of LGBT workers and the advantages of welcoming…

Resolution to Support the Locked Out Steelworkers at AK Steel

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS over 600 steelworkers, members of USWA Local 169 in Mansfield, Ohio, have been locked out by AK/Armco Steel since September 1, 1999; and WHEREAS these workers were turned away after refusing management’s demand that they accept an agreement allowing for unlimited mandatory overtime, wreaking havoc on their personal and family lives; and WHEREAS it is through heavy overtime that management plans to eliminate over 20% of the jobs at AK Steel; and WHEREAS AK/Armco management has employed a paramilitary…

Resolution to Support the Charleston Five

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS five leaders of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston, South Carolina, face up to five years in prison for charges of “felony riot”; and WHEREAS these charges stem from what Local 1422 President Ken Riley has termed a “police riot,” an attack by 600 cops on union members picketing a scab ship that occurred January 20, 2000; and WHEREAS the conflict stemmed from the October, 1999, announcement by the Nordana Line that it would unilaterally terminate its 27-year recognition of…

Resolution to Condemn Mass Layoffs and Closings

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS not a day goes by without the news of one or more companies laying off large numbers of workers; and WHEREAS the Big Three alone are laying off tens of thousands of workers, with the crisis in the auto industry having a ripple effect throughout the whole economy; and WHEREAS industrial cities are likewise suffering from the crisis in the steel industry, with eleven companies filing for bankruptcy and many plants closing; and WHEREAS with these mass layoffs, tens…

Resolution to Endorse the September 29, 2001 Mobilization Against Bush Administration

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS the Bush Administration and the corporations it serves pose a grave threat to the poor, to all working people, and to organized labor both in the United States and everywhere else on the planet; and WHEREAS the Bush Administration and the corporations it serves oppose to a woman’s right to choose and has already withdrawn support to Family Planning Agencies who offer abortion counseling as an option; WHEREAS the Bush Administration and the corporations it serves oppose equal rights…

Resolution to Support Immigrant Workers

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS immigrant workers are often the most abused and exploited members of the workforce often unable to advocate effectively for their rights; and WHEREAS union membership would help these workers to achieve fair wages, decent benefits and safe working environments; and WHEREAS in many instances, employers have threatened to report undocumented workers to the Immigration and Naturalization Service both for the purposes of denying these workers decent working conditions and to frustrate workers’ unionization efforts; and WHEREAS many of these…

Resolution to Condemn Racist Profiling and Police Brutality

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS the April rebellion in Cincinnati was sparked by a vicious killing of an unarmed 19-year old African-American man; and WHEREAS this was the 15th such killing in four years, and the fourth since last November; and WHEREAS this rebellion forced nationwide attention on the national epidemic of police brutality, police killings, and the practice known as “racial profiling”; and WHEREAS those who are part of the anti-globalization have also experienced police violence in the form of beatings, tear gas,…

Resolution on Discrimination by the Boy Scouts of America

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS for decades, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has provided a positive experience for thousands of boys, helping them acquire important skills and maturity; and WHEREAS many Pride At Work members have benefited from their own scouting experiences over the years both as youth and later as adult volunteers; and WHEREAS the BSA has a clearly stated policy, upheld by a right-wing Supreme Court, that bans gay men, atheists and agnostics from their ranks and has gone so far…