“IBEW Local 1245 stands firmly in solidarity with the AAPI community, and we unequivocally condemn the rise of anti-Asian racism that has been escalating across the country. When our AAPI union brothers and sisters suffer, we all suffer.
“Our union remains staunchly opposed to hate in any form. Derogatory statements, verbal assaults, and physical attacks have absolutely no place in the House of Labor. Our diversity and unity remain our biggest strengths, and only by standing together and standing up for one another can we build a union that’s stronger tomorrow than it was yesterday.
“Equitable treatment, regardless of race, is one of the key tenets of the Labor movement – and it’s on each and every one of us to speak out against any type of harassment or mistreatment aimed at communities of color. As it states at the beginning of the IBEW Constitution:
Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security. We refuse, and will always refuse, to condone or tolerate dictatorship or oppression of any kind. We will find and expel from our midst any who might attempt to destroy, by subversion, all that we stand for. This Brotherhood will continue to oppose communism, Nazism or any other subversive “ism.” We will support our God, our Nations, our Union.