Civil Rights Committee

Working people are diverse. We are different colors, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations and ages. The labor movement has been at the forefront of the struggle for every major civil rights law. We stand strong today in the fight for dignity, life and liberty for every worker at the intersection of economic justice and civil rights. 

America’s legacy of racism, exclusion and injustice continues to obstruct working people’s efforts to act together to build better lives. Since its inception, the labor movement has aspired to include all working people, irrespective of race, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Unions must mobilize to defeat the prejudices that undermine solidarity.

Segregation, inequality and oppression harm us all. The AFL-CIO remains dedicated to demanding dignity for all working people.