AFT Resolution


WHEREAS, poor indoor air quality in school, college, university and health facilities threatens the health and well-being of students and all school employees; and

WHEREAS, inadequate ventilation in public office buildings and facilities is associated with a growing epidemic of sick building syndrome and other building-related illnesses; and

WHEREAS, this situation affects all public employees who work in such buildings as well as the public at large who use such buildings:

RESOLVED, that the AFT urge Congress to enact legislation that would mandate the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate minimum ventilation standards for schools and public buildings and that would appropriate funds (grants) to schools and public agencies to evaluate ventilation systems and repair them to meet minimum standards.