Montana AFL-CIO backed resolution adopted at National Convention

Yesterday, the delegates at the National AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis adopted Resolution 55. Al Ekblad, Executive Secretary of the Montana AFL-CIO, spoke in favor of the resolution. The resolution resolves that “that the AFL-CIO will fight politically and legislatively to secure and maintain employment, pensions and health care for workers affected by changes in the energy market.” You can read the entire resolution HERE.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the AFL-CIO will fight politically and legislatively to secure and maintain employment, pensions and health care for workers affected by changes in the energy market; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the AFL-CIO supports incentives and robust funding for research programs to bring new energy technologies to market, including renewables, carbon capture and advanced nuclear technologies; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the AFL-CIO will support the passage of key energy and environmental policies with a focus on ensuring high labor standards, the creation of union jobs and environmental sustainability; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the AFL-CIO will continue to urge the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement and to work to ensure that all nations make progress on emissions reductions; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the AFL-CIO believes that the United States Congress should enact comprehensive energy and climate legislation that creates good jobs and addresses the threat of climate change.

Al Ekblad, Executive Secretary of the Montana AFL-CIO, speaks in favor of Resolution #55 at the National AFL-CIO Convention.

You can read the other resolutions adopted by the AFL-CIO below.

Resolutions Adopted at the National AFL-CIO Convention

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