Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice

Resolutions passed

Oregon AFL-CIO Convention (2022)

American Federation of Teachers (2019)

Washington State Labor Council resolutions (2019)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (2012)


"Reproductive justice is a labor issue," Oregon AFL-CIO president, NW Labor Press, May 18, 2022

"Labor must defend the rights of women",, May 18, 2022

Call to Action from SEIU 1021 VP for San Francisco, May 4, 2022

"WA State Labor Council: ‘Reproductive rights are workers’ rights,’" May 3, 2022

Statement by AFSCME, "Reproductive Justice is Economic Justice," December 11, 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

“Reproductive Justice: A Survival Issue for BIPOC, Labor and Oppressed People,” Martin Luther King Day Seattle workshop, January 12, 2022

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

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