Resolutions and Amendments

Adopted Resolutions ( PDF )

The following resolutions have been approved by delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention 2013.

Resolution 1: Enacting Labor Laws That Address the Needs of All Workers in the United States ( PDF )  
Resolution 2: Assisting All Workers to Organize ( PDF )
Resolution 3: Exercising Our Civic Rights to Rebuild Our Democracy, Expand Workers’ Rights and Strengthen Workers’ Organizations ( PDF )
Resolution 4: Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights [subsumes Resolutions 23 and 31] ( PDF )
Resolution 5: A Broad, Inclusive and Effective Labor Movement ( PDF )
Resolution 6: Shared Prosperity ( PDF )
Resolution 7: The Conversation About Economics We Need to Have ( PDF )
Resolution 8: Global Organizing ( PDF )
Resolution 9: Good Jobs, Economic Security and Tax Fairness ( PDF )
Resolution 10: Raising Wages is the Answer [Amended] ( PDF )
Resolution 11: Retirement Security for All [subsumes Resolution 45] ( PDF )
Resolution 12: America and the World Need a New Approach to Trade and Globalization ( PDF )
Resolution 13: Safe Jobs—Every Worker’s Right ( PDF )
Resolution 14: One Law for Workers, Another for Bankers—Bankruptcy Abuses and the Unfinished Business of Financial Reform ( PDF )
Resolution 15: Protecting and Expanding Medicare Benefits ( PDF )
Resolution 16: Building Enduring Labor-Community Partnerships ( PDF )
Resolution 17: Prisons and Profits—The Big Business Behind Mass Incarceration ( PDF )
Resolution 18: AFL-CIO Women’s Initiative: Shared Values, Shared Leadership, Shared Prosperity ( PDF )
Resolution 19: Investing in Our Future: Young Workers and Youth Engagement ( PDF )
Resolution 20: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Labor Movement Now and for the Future [subsumes Resolution 22] ( PDF )
Resolution 25: International Labor Solidarity is More Than a Slogan [subsumes Resolution 21] ( PDF )
Resolution 26: Resolution to Develop a Southern Organizing Strategy [Amended] ( PDF )
Resolution 27: Resolution on Honduras ( PDF )
Resolution 28: Solidarity, Effectiveness and Accountability at the Grassroots: State Federations, Central Labor Councils and Affiliates ( PDF )
Resolution 29: In Support of the American Labor Museum [Amended] ( PDF )
Resolution 33: Gateway Pacific Terminal ( PDF )
Resolution 34: AFL-CIO Convention Resolution on Bipartisan Political Action ( PDF )
Resolution 35: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education ( PDF )
Resolution 36: Addressing the Increasing Burden of Student Debt and Supporting High-Quality Public Higher Education ( PDF )
Resolution 37: Passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Protecting America’s Workers ( PDF )
Resolution 38: Resolution That Reynolds American Inc. Establish a Process with FLOC That Guarantees Freedom of Association and Worker Representation for Tobacco Farm Workers in the Tobacco Supply Chain ( PDF )
Resolution 39: Reject Any Attempt to Privatize the Tennessee Valley Authority ( PDF )
Resolution 40: A Postal Service for the 21st Century: Innovation and Growth, Not Downsizing and Decline ( PDF )
Resolution 41: Collective Bargaining ( PDF )
Resolution 42: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Museum and Memorial ( PDF )
Resolution 47: Justice for Santiago Rafael Cruz ( PDF )
Resolution 49: Resolution to Include Union Label Identification in Contract Language ( PDF )
Resolution 51: Resolution in Support of the Release of Oscar López Rivera ( PDF )
Resolution 52: Governor Corbett and Mayor Nutter's Attack on Philadelphia Public Education and Public Services ( PDF )
Resolution 53: Assuring Sound Priorities for New Labor Movement Strategies: Aligning Vision with Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility ( PDF )
Resolution 54: AFL-CIO Convention Resolution on the Affordable Care Act ( PDF )

Adopted Constitutional Amendments (PDF)

Constitutional Amendment 1: Expanding the General Board to Include Young Workers
Constitutional Amendment 2: Updating and Streamlining Convention Procedures
Constitutional Amendment 9: Welcoming All Workers to Our Movement
Constitutional Amendment 10: Executive Council Membership
Constitutional Amendment 11: Executive Council Authority
Constitutional Amendment 12: Size of Executive Council [subsumes Constitutional Amendment 8]

Proposed Resolutions Referred to the Executive Council

Resolution 24: Our Nation Needs New Priorities: Cut Military Spending to Invest in Our People and Communities
Resolution 30: Our Nation Needs New Priorities: Cut Pentagon Spending to Invest in Our People and Communities
Resolution 32: Our Nation Needs New Priorities: Cut Pentagon Spending to Invest in Our People and Communities
Resolution 43: Concerns of Police Survivors
Resolution 44: Aurora, Colorado, Police Department
Resolution 46: Enforcement of Provisions of Solidarity Charters
Resolution 48: Resolution for Health Care Equity for All
Resolution 50: Preserving Labor History and National Park Status for Pullman

Constitutional Amendments Referred to the Executive Council

Constitutional Amendment 3: Supporting AFL-CIO Unions Subjected to Raids by Non-Affiliated Unions
Constitutional Amendment 4: Prohibiting Article XX Protection to Non-Affiliated Entities
Constitutional Amendment 6: Repeal of Article XX 
Constitutional Amendment 7: Executive Council and Executive Committee Voting

2009 Convention Proceedings

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
Monday, Sept. 14, 2009
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

2009 Convention Actions and Report

Deliberated Actions
Constitutional Amendments
Executive Council Report