SEIU Drop the Cops

SEIU Drop the Cops

Welcome to Black August! We have worked hard to build the #SEIUDropTheCops movement and on this special day we are pleased to publicly announce our demands!!

DEMAND 1: SEIU DROP THE COPS

We demand SEIU drop cops from the union. We demand any job classification including law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers and their bargaining units, for example in the International Brotherhood of Police Officers and the International Brotherhood of Corrections Officers, be expelled from SEIU.

DEMAND 2: SEIU BEYOND POLICING AND PRISONS

We demand an SEIU beyond policing and prisons. We demand SEIU divest from campaigns organizing law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers. We demand SEIU invest in union organizing campaigns to protect, empower and expand sectors where workers prevent violence or harm as their work, such as essential workers, educators, healthcare workers, social workers, and food service workers. We demand a strong, unionized movement to eliminate policing, both as an action against the community and as a profession providing employment opportunities, to enact transformational social change beyond policing and prisons

SEIU Drop the Cops

DEMAND 3: LABOR DROP THE COPS

We demand labor drop the cops. We demand that SEIU fight to expel the International Brotherhood of Police Officers and other law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers bargaining units, such as the Fraternal Order of Police, Police Benevolent Association and International Union of Police Associations, from labor councils on which SEIU locals participate.

DEMAND 4: SEIU DROP COP CANDIDATES

We demand SEIU drop cop candidates. We demand SEIU provide no support to any political candidate who accepts donations from law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers locals or who intends to act against defunding the police or the platform of the Movement for Black Lives while in office.

DEMAND 5: SEIU FOR BLACK LIVES

We demand an SEIU for Black lives. We demand SEIU acknowledge in word and action the centrality of being in solidarity with Black workers and communities to the labor movement. We demand SEIU adopt the Movement for Black Lives platform as an organizing goal and concretely enact the platform through its labor and political organizing.

SEIU Drop the Cops

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