Resolution 76A-17-06

CWA Opposition to Islamophobia

The CWA Policy on Discrimination, embedded in our Union Constitution, affirms our Union’s opposition to all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin. The Policy emphasizes that “This means what it says: “No form of discrimination will be tolerated at any level of CWA.”

At this time in our history, people of the Islamic faith have been targeted with racial and religious profiling, violence, and extreme acts of discrimination against their persons and places of worship. In 2016, hate crimes against Muslims, their mosques, and businesses have tripled.

Islamophobia is more than a manifestation of personal prejudice. It serves as a structural force in American politics to divide people one against another and to promote violence and oppression that violates the core values of our nation.

Resolved: CWA reaffirms our commitment to dignity and respect for all people. We will fight against discrimination in all its forms, including the targeting of people of the Islamic faith and we will act in defense of and solidarity with those targeted by Islamophobia in our union, our workplaces, and our communities.