Resolution in Support of Union Health & Welfare Funds Covering Domestic Partners of Union Members

Whereas, union sponsored health and welfare programs provide a large percentage of union members with their benefits (e.g. health insurance, pension benefits), and

Whereas, these benefits were fought for and won by all members of the bargaining unit or union, and

Whereas, these benefits are designed to provide support for all members when they or their family are in need of healthcare and other assistance; and

Whereas, most of these funds are administered jointly by labor/management boards but are controlled by union leadership, and

Whereas, these funds cover the spouse and children of union members;

Therefore Be It Resolved that PAW encourage our Brothers and Sisters who run these funds to extend the benefit programs to cover the domestic partners of their members.

Submitted by: GALLAN/PAW chapter of Boston