Resolution of the Rail Labor Division,

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Passed on February 7, 2002

WHEREAS, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of America's unions, representing more than 13 million working women and men nationwide; and

WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO's mission is to bring social and economic justice to our nation by enabling working people to have a voice on the job, in government, in a changing global economy and in their communities;

WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO seeks to promote and protect the rights, interests and safety of its affiliates and members through solidarity, aggressive representation and education;

NOW THEREFORE, we hereby RESOLVE that any affiliate that leaves the AFL-CIO with the intent of raiding an affiliated union shall not be allowed back into the House of Labor for a period of not less than five years; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such organizations shall not be allowed to renew or apply for any AFL-CIO membership status unless or until they merge with a labor organization that is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, or said organization is under new leadership;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there shall be a 45 day grace period from the date of adoption of this resolution for any organization to be notified of the charges and the changes of this resolution.


2002 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers