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UFCW Local 770 Resolution

RESOLUTION FOR A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND DEMOCRATIC IDEALS, AND THE ECONOMIC SECURITY OF LOCAL 770 MEMBERS,  AND THEIR FAMILIES AND OF WORKERS GENERALLY 
 
WHEREAS, UFCW Local 770 and its affiliate organizations, has a proud history of fighting for workers’ rights, fair wages, economic justice, gender equality, immigration reform, civil rights and of joining in solidarity with those committed to principles embedded in the United States history of liberty and justice for those here and abroad;
 
WHEREAS, President Elect Trump has instilled a fear in our sisters and brothers and even in our children that their liberties and their families are at risk;
 
WHEREAS, we cannot allow President Elect Trump’s message and actions or those of his supporters to become the new normal, and indeed we must honor our democracy and our humanity;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:  
 
We stand together as a Union in solidarity with our sister unions, community organizations, and all people of good will to ensure our nation is dedicated to combating fear from repression.
 
We are ready to protect our members and all people from discrimination, harassment, mistreatment, or fear of violence because of their race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and identity, national origin, or ethnic background;
 
We join together as a Union to continue fighting for the socioeconomic and political empowerment of our members and workers at large through ongoing organizing efforts.
 
We pledge to boldly defend all of our workers and to stand fast against any efforts by Wall Street and Private equity enterprises to undermine our members’ jobs and economic security.  
 
We will seek to ensure that all workplaces are sanctuaries from harassment, discrimination and deportation for those represented and those yet to be organized.
 
We will strive to make all workplaces free of sexual harassment and assault of all kinds, and that necessary protections are in place to swiftly deal with such conduct when it does occur.
 
We will protect our members’ and their families’ right to enjoy their communities, including the right to travel free of harassment and with access to green space for recreation and good health. 
 
We come together to ensure that our members and those in the community continue to have retirement security, quality health care and access to healthy foods, grown, sold and serviced by workers earning fair wages with quality working conditions.  
 
We come together to renew our dedication to democratic institutions and principles our Country was founded on, including checks and balances through the courts free of a right wing political agenda.
 
We commit to take all actions necessary to fully support this resolution and put the full strength of the Union behind these endeavors.