As America pauses to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, we are reminded of just how far our country has come in our fight for liberty and justice for all. Simultaneously, we must also face the fact that nearly two and a half centuries after the Declaration of Independence was signed, many Americans are still subjected to the evilness of racial discrimination.
Fighting race-based hate is nothing new for the TWU. Our union was founded on the principles of dignity and respect for all, at a time in our country’s history when race-hate was an accepted workplace practice. The TWU is proud to carry this fight forward, organizing workers in disadvantaged communities and ensuring equal treatment by winning solid collectively bargained agreements, and calling out hatred for the outrageous affront that it is.
On Juneteenth, and every day, we recommit to our efforts to fight against the scourge of race-hate. We will continue fighting for the principles the TWU was founded upon.