Preamble of the Chicago Chapter of the Latino Caucus of the Amalgamated Transit Union
We the C.C.L.C., exist to advance the principles and goals set forth in the Constitution and General Laws of the ATU, the By-Laws of the International Latino Caucus and are subordinate to the aforementioned Constitution and General Laws. We hold that in order to advance the principles and goals of the ATU, we must address the needs of all of our members. To that end, we have formed to strengthen the ATU’s resolve to fight discrimination by declaring the following:
- Full equality for the Spanish language. We oppose all acts of discrimination against those who speakSpanish on the job or in their daily lives.(a)We oppose all acts of discrimination against Latinos in recruitment, training, hiring, and promotions,on the job, in the schools and in their communities.(b)We oppose all acts of disparate application of discipline against Latinos.
- We uphold the right of Latinos to fully develop their cultural traditions.
- As members of the ATU, we advance and promote the organization of all workers into the ATU and take special notice of the thousands of Latino workers that are without the benefit of Union protection.
- We welcome and encourage the ATU’s support and development of Latino membership and leadershipwithin the Unionthrough education, training and other resources.