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WHEREAS, the NAACP should be strategically aligned to optimize President Biden's proposed incentives to address the unemployment crisis in the US with an emphasis on infrastructure funding; and,
WHEREAS, all Project Labor Agreements "PLA's" that are being proposed should have explicit Black representation and inclusion as it relates to jobs, hiring and interviewing; and,
WHEREAS, this includes employment opportunities for Black people on prevailing rate projects including Black contractors; and,
WHEREAS, a PLA is a living document and in all carve outs should include goals for Blacks and other racial and ethnic minorities reflective of the local population at a minimum for all State and federal projects; and,
WHEREAS, the building trades should include blacks and other racial and ethnic minorities as a part of their executive committees and leaderships at every level; and,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People establish a formal national partnership with the Building Trades Unions of the AFL-CIO to ensure that Black workers and other racial and ethnic minorities are receiving the appropriate training for entering the trades and given equitable opportunities for employment and union leadership measured and tracked by data and analytics; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the partnership between the Building Trades Unions of the AFL-CIO and the NAACP works to establishes a fund for Black workers and other racial and ethnic minorities to support special programs and initiatives to help them navigate the labor movement; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP and the Building Trades Unions of the AFL-CIO work through their partnership to offer training and orientation programs for the Building Trades, PLAs, and other specifics governing how the Building trades work at the National, State and local level to achieve racial inclusion and equity; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National office invest and encourage Units to work to engage with and hold accountable their respective Building Trades Unions in order to resolve any exclusion of Black workers and other racial and ethnic minorities from entering the trades, successfully completing apprenticeship programs and joining the various leadership ranks of the individual unions.