We call upon the NEA, as a member of the labor community, to explore how we could use existing funds to promote solidarity amongst all labor communities through actions such as

  • Declaring that an attack on one of our labor groups is an attack on ALL of our labor groups.
  • Working together with other organized labor unions, including, but not limited to, United Steelworkers (USW), United Automobile Workers (UAW), American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Nurses, Firefighters, Peace Officers and many others.
  • Standing united against any action that would diminish our rights or the rights of any of our brothers and sisters in the greater labor community.
  • Providing support, including but not limited to, walking picket lines, providing crisis funds, and other assistance as needed with all labor unions who are faced with uncertainty based off of the whims of local, state, and federal governments.

Cost Implications

Activities to fulfill the requirements of this NBI can be undertaken within the proposed Modified 2017-2018 Strategic Plan and Budget at no additional cost.