AFT Resolution

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.

(2021)

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