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Anti-Racism In Collective Bargaining Language

The Anti-Racism in Collective Bargaining Project began in 2021 at the direction of President Karen Strickland and the AFT Washington Executive Board. Both Kimberly McRae and David Ortiz became Co-Managers who, along with Karen Strickland, recruited member contributors to the project.

The first report has been completed. The scope of work was to develop guiding equity principles for crafting and promoting anti-racist language in CBAs, evaluate CBAs to identify language with a potential racist impact, and provide examples of anti-racist language. Ten locals submitted their contracts for review. This first report addresses career attainment and development; recruitment; hiring for equity, diversity, and inclusion practices; and promotion and retention. You can read the report here.

The ARC-B project is currently at work on the next report.

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