WHEREAS, affiliating with the state federation contributes greatly to organized labor’s ability to build power and work on behalf of working people; and,
WHEREAS, full integration into the state federation and Indiana’s Area Labor Federations creates greater and more effective coordination of political, legislative and organizing efforts; and,
WHEREAS, the Indiana State AFL-CIO and Area Labor Federations are affiliate driven organizations that can communicate to all union members and their families, advocate for issues important to working people at the Indiana General Assembly and in local communities and provide leadership and solidarity across the movement; and,
WHEREAS, after years of attacks on organized labor rights at the federal, state and local levels unionists must stand together more than ever if we are to survive and thrive in today’s ever-changing economy;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Indiana State AFL-CIO calls all unions to fully affiliate with the State Federation and with their Area Labor Federations to contribute their full and fair share to movement’s future;
AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that labor organizations and individual unions not yet affiliated with the Indiana State AFL-CIO or their Area Labor Federation are invited and strongly encouraged to join our Federation to help us sustain and grow Indiana’s labor movement well into the future.
Submitted by: Shawn Christ, Secretary Treasurer, Indiana AFL-CIO, IBEW