A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of
Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for
Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, rises in solidarity with Native Americans
and our allies in protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and defending
Native lands from exploitation by corporations and the U.S. government. We advocate
for a progressive labor movement rooted in dignity and respect of all peoples,
including Native Americans and their families.
sovereignty, sacred burial grounds, and the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux
and potentially 17 million others. As organizations dedicated to elevating the struggles
of our respective constituencies, we stand together to support our Native American
kinfolk – one of the most marginalized and disenfranchised groups in our nation’s
history – in their fight to protect their communities from further displacement
communities of color and marginalized populations, whether it be fighting for lead-free
water in Flint to uncontaminated water in North Dakota.
name this pipeline “a pipeline of corporate greed.” We challenge the labor movement to
strategize on how to better engage and include Native people and other marginalized
populations into the labor movement as a whole.
good green jobs and more sustainable employment opportunities for all. We also
encourage key stakeholders — labor unions including the building trades, the Standing
Rock Sioux tribe and others who would be impacted — to come together to discuss a
we approach November – a time that marks not only a significant change in our country’s
leadership but also the celebration of Native American Heritage Month – we will continue
to campaign and organize for a broader agenda that secures the rights for all working
people in all communities.
LGBTQ Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBTQ
Workers in our workplaces and unions and we organize in the spirit of the union
movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.”
Learn more at www.prideatwork.org