AFT Resolution


WHEREAS, the Manufacturing Renaissance Campaign and the Manufacturing Connect program run an inclusive training program for students and educators that is rooted in equity and environmental, social and environmental sustainability; and

WHEREAS, there remains a crucial need for career and technical education at school districts across the country to provide learning opportunities so that all interested students, including students of color and students with disabilities, are prepared for the needs of high-skilled jobs in areas like advanced manufacturing; and

WHEREAS, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chicago Teachers Union supporter, has filed H.R. 5124 (the Manufacturing Reinvestment Corporation Act), a bill to expand and fund manufacturing training programs, including Manufacturing Connect, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the language of that bill has been included in other pieces of legislation that are moving through the congressional legislative process:

RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will support H.R. 5124 and the use of the bill’s language in other legislative measures.

Adopted 9/29/2022