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Local 1990 Adopts Resolution against Dakota Access Pipeline


At our membership meeting this week, the vote was unanimous: we adopted a resolution AGAINST the Dakota Access Pipeline and IN FAVOR OF long-term, good-paying jobs in sustainable energy, IN FAVOR OF the rights of our union sisters and brothers to work in safe jobs that are consistent with respect for the environment and frontline communities, and IN FAVOR OF water and land protectors.  #NoDAPL

RESOLVED, that we call upon the Federal Government to make permanent the moratorium on construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on and near the Standing Rock Reservation by revoking permits for construction issued by the Army Corps of Engineers; and be it further

RESOLVED, that UC-AFT Local 1990 make a financial contribution of $200 to the land protectors at the #StandingRock protest; and be it further

RESOLVED, UC-AFT Local 1990 urges its affiliates and the rest of the labor movement to become actively involved in promoting a just transition to a sustainable alternative energy economy that protects the environment and respects the rights of all working people to good paying safe jobs, human rights and justice for all; and be it finally

RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the California Labor Federation and the AFL-CIO with a request for concurrence; and to the California Congressional delegation, President Barack Obama, the Secretary of the Interior Department and Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

See the full resolution here.