Painters Local 10 Calls on workers to stop the KKK.

Below is a resolution passed by The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 10, Portland OR.

“Whereas, there has been a sharp increase in racist and anti-immigrant attacks across the country in recent days, and
Whereas, the Ku Klux Klan has announced it would stage menacing provocations in many areas, and
Whereas, the KKK and other racist organizations represent a deadly threat to African Americans, Latinos and immigrants, as well as to Muslim, LGBTQ, and Jewish people, among many others, and directly to the members of this Union and the labor movement as a whole.
Whereas, the white supremacist forces are related to the origins of anti-labor “right to work” law in order to destroy unions because they believed unions would lead to “race mixing” among workers, and
Whereas unions are considered a threat to the KKK and other racist organizations because they are a working class defense organization for all workers in the community.
Therefore be it resolved that the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local Union 10 stands ready to join with the community in mobilizing against the clear and present danger that the KKK and other racist organizations provocations pose to us all.Select Files
Resolution approved by the membership of Local 10 at the monthly membership meeting on November 16th, 2016 at Portland, OR.”


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I would like to comment to this. First, I believe that this statement was put together very well. Second, if you are in a union, it would be worth a shot to try and pass a motion to approve a similar resolution for your union local and to make it public on their facebook page. The unions do not need to work with racists, they need to fight the racists for their very survival!