Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice


Amicus Brief signed by AFSCME, SEIU and racial justice and feminist organizations September 20, 2021

AFSCME International signs on amicus brief in Mississippi case AFSCME Blog, September 23, 2021

“Labor unions support Roe Act to protect abortion access,” ACLU Massachusetts, October 28, 2020

“Clinic Workers Should be Central to the Fight for Abortion Rights” Jacobin Magazine, January 17, 2021

“Planned Parenthood's D.C. staffers unionize as abortion-rights groups address diversity issues” CBS News, September 10, 2020

Speeches and Events

Statement by Martese Chism, board member of National Nurses Organizing Committee

”The importance of reproductive justice to today’s labor movement,” flyer for Portland, OR event

2019 rally speech by a representative of the Washington State Labor Council on why abortion is a labor issue

Resolutions passed

American Federation of Teachers (2019)
Washington State Labor Council resolutions (2019)
AFSCME (2012)

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