Reproductive rights are labor's fight!
Materials from the Mobilization
Open letter to Elizabeth Shuler, President of the AFL-CIO, calling for emergency
labor conference in support of reproductive justice.
Download and print PDF version.
Read and sign online form.
Signers to date.
Resolution template to ask unions and labor groups to sign letter to AFL-CIO
Ask your union's representative
on the AFL-CIO Executive Council to
raise the call to Liz Shuler and Council members
(Non-AFL-CIO locals are welcome to modify the letter to send to their own International unions urging them to work with the AFL-CIO on an emergency conference.
If your union writes a separate letter, please send a copy to email@example.com.)
Should the AFL-CIO Endorse the Right to Abortion? Heartland Labor Forum radio interview
with Jordana Sardo and Tina Turner-Morfitt, Aug. 3, 2023. Visit
Heartland Labor Forum on KKFI, Kansas City.
Printable half-sheet leaflet about the letter to AFL-CIO with QR code
To Washington State Labor Council Convention,
To AFSCME International Convention,
To Labor Notes conference,
Union statements on reproductive rights
AFL-CIO Affirms Right of Everyone to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions
American Federation of Teachers - Maryland
Communication Workers of America Women's Committee
International Longshore & Warehouse Union
ML King County Labor Council, WA
NY State Public Employees Federation
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Teamsters Local 117
USW Toolkit for Protecting Access
to Reproductive Health Care,
Resolution for Labor Conference on Reproproductive Justice,
passed at OPEIU International Convention, June 2023
Oregon AFSCME COUNCIL 75:
Continuing our Commitment to Gender Justice and Reproductive Health Care, April 2023
SEIU International Exec Board resolution on reproductive rights,
October 4, 2022
IBEW 46 Resolution for Reproductive Justice and Trans Healthcare,
September 14, 2022
Carpenters Local 30 Resolution Calling for Reproductive Justice and Abortion on Demand,
IBEW 520 Resolution to Austin Central Labor Council,
TX AFL-CIO Women's Committee Resolution
to Austin Central Labor Council, July 2022
National AFSCME Convention
Oregon AFL-CIO Convention
American Federation of Teachers
Washington State Labor Council 2022
Washington State Labor Council 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",
LaborPress.org, 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 Videos
"Why Abortion Rights are Workers Rights"
March 8, 2023. Speakers: Linda Gordon, Professor of History NYU. Sara Nelson, President of Association of Flight Attendents Union. Amadi Ozier, MARRCH. Laura Beutel, AFSCME Council 32. Sponsored by South Central Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, and promoted by MARRCH.
"Why Abortion Care Workers Are Unionizing After Roe v. Wade Was Overturned"
“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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