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Resolutions & Amendments

37th International Convention - Chicago, IL (2006)

Protecting Labor Rights

Resolution No. 40
37th International Convention
August 7-11, 2006
Chicago, IL

Half of the states in the USA fail to provide collective bargaining rights to their public employees; and

The creation of the Department of Homeland Security stripped over 75,000 federal workers of their right to collective bargaining; and

The U.S. government has signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which includes protection of labor rights; and

ICCPR is a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1992. Article Six of the U.S. Constitution states, "all treaties made. . . shall be the supreme law of the land; " and

U.S. labor laws fail to protect all public workers’ right to collective bargaining.

That AFSCME will promote and lobby in support of federal legislation that guarantees the basic right to form unions and to bargain collectively for all public employees throughout the country.
SUBMITTED BY: Juan Fernandez, President and Delegate
Sheera Glass, Delegate
Mark Heron, Delegate
Thomas Orowiec, Delegate
Morris Johnson, Delegate
Janice Williams, Delegate
AFSCME Local 154, Council 37
New York