Labor Supports BLM, Calls on Police Unions for Accountability

As members of unions and workers organizations, we are committed to the labor movement’s core principle of solidarity. Solidarity is our weapon against powerful forces who do not value us, our work or our dignity. And from the days of chattel slavery to today, we recognize that the powerful force of racism devalues Black work, Black dignity and Black life.

We stand for the right to due process and we do not stand for police impunity in taking the lives of Black fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. We cannot stand for the racism that allows such impunity.

We deeply believe that our struggles for economic justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. The attack on public sector workers is an attack on a sector where 1 in 5 Black adults work and have had access to jobs. The Fight for $15 is a fight for disproportionately Black and immigrant low-wage workers, for all low-wage workers, and a fight for the value of all our work.

Solidarity is our weapon against powerful forces that would devalue our work and our lives. Solidarity is our weapon in our struggle for justice.

We stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and call on our police unions to support justice and real accountability for police officers killing and perpetrating violence against Black people.



American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 3299
American Federation of Teachers Local 2121
Bay Area Fight for $15 – East Bay Organizing Committee
Bay Area Black Workers Center
California Faculty Association – SF State University
Chinese Progressive Association
Climate Workers
Food Chain Workers Alliance
Jobs with Justice SF
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Service Employees International Union Local 1021
Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West
Sierra Employee Alliance – UAW 2103
UAW Local 2865 – Berkeley
UNITE HERE Local 2850
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, Local 36
Young Workers United

Other allies: Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth, Senior & Disability Action, Grey Panthers, Causa Justa :: Just Cause.

Solidarity is the new I love you