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Local 770 Executive Board Resolution on Hate and Racism

On August 17, 2017, UFCW Local 770’s Executive Board passed the following resolution to denounce the hate and racist events that took place in Charlottesville, VA last week.  We witnessed some of the most chilling acts of violence and hateful views by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This domestic act of terrorism, and the ones that are continuing to come up during this administration, do not represent America’s true values. They do not represent the values of this Union.  We embrace diversity and value equality.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, families, and friends affected by this tragic act. We condemn all forms of domestic terrorism, evil, and bigotry, and Local 770’s officers are committed to continuing the fight for a more just world.

Local 770 Executive Board Resolution on Hate and Racism - August 17, 2017

The events of the past week make it crystal clear that the profound evil of white supremacy is on the march in America, emboldened by a president who refuses to issue an unqualified condemnation of hate and bigotry. We stand in solidarity with the brave women and men who risked their lives in Charlottesville and across the United States to stand up to bigots and racists who seek to denigrate and divide this great country.

The labor movement is united in our resolve to fight racism wherever it rears its ugly head. Standing up to hate is part of the labor movement’s DNA. It’s core to our mission to improve the lives of all working people, no matter their color, gender, religion or country of origin. We are committed to ensuring equal treatment and opportunity for everyone and won’t rest until the kind of hateful display of racism we saw in Charlottesville is eradicated.

UFCW Local 770 is working tirelessly to advance the cause of civil rights and economic justice that lift communities up. Every day, we organize to give all workers an equal shot at the American Dream, free of racial and gender discrimination.  That’s a goal we will never lose sight of. And as long as racism and hate exist, we are committed to being on the front lines to fight it.