AFT Resolution


WHEREAS, the American Federation of Teachers has a continuing commitment to supporting transgender workers; and

WHEREAS, at the 2018 AFT-Oregon convention a resolution was passed committing AFT-Oregon to defend transgender workers' access to healthcare; and

WHEREAS, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming workers are included under this umbrella, but often face particular constraints in the workplace that require specific responses from AFT-Oregon and locals; and

WHEREAS, current national politics continue to target transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people; and

WHEREAS, our transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming members need continued support:

RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will collaborate with transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming communities to compile a list of best practices implemented by locals in defense of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming workers; and

RESOLVED, that the AFT will compile a list of existing protections for transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people, including protections in the workplace, housing and everyday life; and

RESOLVED, that the AFT will make these best practices available to locals to help guide and direct agitation for the rights of transgender, nonbinary and gender­nonconforming workers.






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