Oct 21, 2022 | News Story
NYC CLC Executive Board Resolutions
At our October 2022 Executive Board Meeting, the NYC CLC passed four resolutions addressing upcoming ballot proposals, immigration policy, and FIFA/2026 World Cup human rights and labor standards. Click the links below for the full text of each resolution:
- Resolution in support of the Racial Justice Commission as well as proposed amendments to the New York City Charter through 3 ballot proposals. The NYC CLC stands in support of the Racial Justice Commission, formed to focus on racial justice and reconciliation with a mandate to identify and root out structural racism. The three proposed amendments promise to bring power, access, and opportunities to BIPOC New Yorkers and to create lasting capacity and accountability.
- Resolution to support the passage of The Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022 as well as to take steps to ensure our affiliates have the information and access to shared resources to vote yes on the proposed Act. The Environmental Bond Act will provide funding for local infrastructure and environmental restoration while establishing strong standards for prevailing wage rates on construction projects and allowing municipalities to require contractors to adopt labor peace agreements and buy American structural iron and steel.
- Resolution in Support of Coalition Building towards Pro-Worker Immigration Policies. The NYC CLC believes the pathway to fixing an unjust, exploitative system will require continued partnership from organized and unorganized labor and will take steps to ensure that affiliates and allies have tools and information to access new protections for immigrant workers, including materials, training, and case support.
- Resolution to demand that FIFA and United 2026 uphold their statutory human rights commitment, which includes a commitment to labor rights. The 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup, hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico is the first opportunity to see FIFA’s new human right standards fulfilled. While past World Cups have been associated with low wages, dangerous jobs, preventable worker deaths, community displacement, and corruption; the NYC CLC will work with affiliate and community allies to ensure that FIFA and the NY/NJ Host Committee agree to specific requirements to ensure that our communities benefit from hosting the games and to establish a legacy of strong labor standards for future mega-sporting events.