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Resolutions & Amendments

26th International Convention - San Francisco, CA (1984)


Resolution No. 194
26th International Convention
June 18-22, 1984
San Francisco, CA


Consumer boycotts are a traditional weapon used by unions against employers that have consistently violated civil, human, and union rights of workers, and a consumer boycott is one of labor's basic rights; and


When appropriately publicized and adequately supported by union members and the general public, boycotts have proven to be a successful weapon against anti-union employers; boycotts have persuaded such employers to stop a union busting campaign, recognize a union, or return to the bargaining table; and


Right-wing and anti-union organizations are using the courts and media to undermine and limit the right of unions to rely on the boycott.


That AFSCME encourage members and families to actively support boycotts sanctioned by the AFL-CIO by refusing to buy the products and services of the following companies: Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing company (measuring, cutting and machine tools and pumps); Bruce Church, Inc. (iceberg lettuce); Continental Airlines, Inc. (scheduled airline); Adolph Coors Company (beer and ale); Equitable Life Assurance Society (insurance); Faberge, Inc. (personal care products); Indiana Desk Company (medium and high priced desks); Kosmos Cement Company (cement); Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (wood products); Nixdorff-Lloyd Chain Company (heavy duty chains); Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing company (detergents and soaps); R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (tobacco products); Seattle-First National Bank (financial institution); Sterling Radiator (baseboard heaters); and Tyson Foods (chicken products).


International Executive Board