AFT Resolution

PROMOTING PROTECTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKERS

WHEREAS, international workers make up a significant percentage of the workforce in many states; and

WHEREAS, the material conditions and lived experiences of international workers are substantially different from domestic workers, including visa and work restrictions, fear of reprisal, and discrimination; and

WHEREAS, international workers require and deserve protection and support from their organizations and the state regardless of documentation status:

RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will acknowledge, promote and build awareness of the multiple struggles international workers face in their work environments; and

RESOLVED, that the AFT will promote bargaining platforms and make available resources, including providing optional training that addresses international workers' concerns and challenges separately, and will protect them.

(2021)

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