Resolution regarding Trump Inauguration Weekend Actions and the Trump Agenda

By President / On / In Local 88

At the December Local 88 Executive Board Meeting, the Board passed the following resolution regarding the Inauguration Weekend Actions:

Resolution:    United Front Against Trump Agenda

Whereas: The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, especially immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ people, and

Whereas: A president Donald Trump, coupled with Republican control of the House and Senate, raises the very real possibility of

  1.         national anti-worker legislation, which would decimate labor unions,
  2.        a  Supreme Court friendly to another “Friedrich” type attack on public and private sector unions,
  3.         an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board which could reverse the gains of the last several decades,
  4.        an anti-union, anti-worker Department of Labor,
  5.         the deportation of millions of undocumented workers,
  6.          the exclusion, surveillance, profiling and incarceration of our Muslim brothers and sisters,
  7.         major restrictions on women’s reproductive rights,
  8.        the return of anti-LGBTQ laws,
  9.     the increased intimidation and assaults on our most vulnerable members by racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic predators, and

Whereas: Spontaneous protests have erupted across the country immediately following the Trump election, and

Whereas: Many national and local student, labor and community groups are planning for massive protests on the weekend of Trump’s Inauguration, January 20-22, and

Whereas: A united front of all those threatened by the Trump presidency will be needed to defend each, therefore be it

Resolved: that  AFSCME Local 88 pledges to encourage its members in concert with other labor unions for local protest actions on Inauguration weekend, and be it finally

Resolved: that AFSCME Local 88 will forward this resolution to its members, recommending they join the Inauguration weekend actions as well.

Click here for a downloadable pdf version: ResolutionUnitedFrontAgainsttheTrumpAgenda