Get UPS Out of ALEC

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, 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.