SOLIDARITY WITH GROCERY AND RETAIL WORKERS
WHEREAS, the American Federation of Teachers believes in union labor; and
WHEREAS, retail workers across the country have put their lives on the line throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure access to needed food and supplies and to keep our economy alive:
RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers stands with our broader union family across the country against the use of automation to decrease job opportunities; and
RESOLVED, that the AFT is opposed to self checkouts at retail stores that decrease job opportunities; and
RESOLVED, that it is incumbent upon those industries to retrain employees for sustainable jobs; and
RESOLVED, that the AFT will convey our gratitude for their sacrifices and our solidarity with their cause to the unions that are losing job opportunities because of these business practices.