WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC is a destructive organization that works with its corporate backers to write and promote model legislation that is designed to undermine worker protections while enriching companies, like so-called paycheck protection and so-called right-to-work legislation; and
WHEREAS, state legislators that are members of ALEC introduce these destructive bills across the country, furthering an anti-union, anti-worker corporate agenda; and
WHEREAS, ALEC promotes an extreme agenda that includes denying the science of climate change, defunding public services and supporting worker misclassification; and
WHEREAS, as of December 2015, more than 108 corporations such as Coca- Cola, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and General Electric have cut ties with ALEC; and
WHEREAS, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight, along with environmental groups and thousands of UPS employees have called on UPS leadership to leave ALEC; and
WHEREAS, UPS remains a member of ALEC despite corporate ideological conflicts with the group and repeated requests from its workers to end its relationship.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at this 29th International Convention that we pledge to continue to demand that UPS end its membership with ALEC and by extension, cease its support for the group’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda; and
FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED that the Teamsters Union will continue to commit the necessary resources to pressure UPS to join other major global corporations and end its association with ALEC.