Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sample resolution on the plight of workers employed in the Indian Gaming Industry for use in precinct caucuses and conventions
Note: This Resolution is submitted for discussion, dialog, debate and action by the Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council as our part in celebrating the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ Feel free to circulate.
Resolution on the Plight of Casino Workers Employed in the Indian Gaming Industry (140 words)
Where as over 40,000 Minnesotans are employed in the Indian Gaming Industry;
Where as these 40,000 Minnesotans are forced to work in loud, noisy, smoke-filled casinos and associated enterprises of the Indian Gaming Industry at poverty wages;
Where as these 40,000 workers have no rights defined under state, federal, tribal labor or international laws capable of being enforced to protect them;
Where as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly declares all workers are entitled to such protections as basic human rights;
Therefore, be it resolved that the “Compacts” creating this Indian Gaming Industry be re-opened and re-negotiated to include the state, federal and international protections enjoyed by all other workers;
Therefore, be it resolved this becomes the position of (name of organization/party).