Resolution Calling On Dnc To Hold Meetings In Union Hotels


Resolution 13-07.25


WHEREAS, since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt, organized labor has been a staunch ally of the Democratic Party and has been at the forefront of the fight for civil rights, a woman's right to choose, LGBT equality, the fight to pass President Obama's affordable care act and the fight to enact immigration reform; 

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party and other state parties abide by a policy of only patronizing businesses, especially hotels, that have collective bargaining agreements with organized labor;

WHEREAS, the Democratic National Committee's choice of holding conventions and DNC meetings in right-to-work states, at non-union hotels, in an effort to reach out to voters in red states has borne little to no electoral fruit; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges the Democratic National Committee to adopt a strict and explicit policy requiring conventions and DNC meetings be held at hotels and venues with union contracts for those who cook the food, clean the rooms, and serve the drinks and food and make our stays comfortable and enjoyable; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, copies of this resolution be sent to the Chair of the DNC, the DNC executive committee and California's DNC delegation.


Author: John Burton, Chair, California Democratic Party

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013





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