May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders of America’s past and present. For generations, Asian Americans have helped build and strengthen our communities and our unions.
Unfortunately, the last year has seen a startling rise in hateful rhetoric and violence against members of these communities. This hate affects not only those directly involved, but strikes fear and sadness in hearts across the nation and it has no place in our country or in our union. That’s why we’re asking members to take the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s pledge to end anti-Asian racism.
The pledge calls on unions to invest in AAPI worker organizing and leadership development and calls on union members to address racism when they see it in their workplaces and union halls. Together we can combat xenophobia and lift the voices of our Asian American and Pacific Islander union brothers and sisters.
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