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Resolutions & Amendments

29th International Convention - Miami, FL (1990)

Organize Non-profit Community Organizations and Community Development Corporations

Resolution No. 2
29th International Convention
June 25-29, 1990
Miami, FL


The 1980s have witnessed a proliferation of an estimated community organizations and community development corporations (CDC's) nation-wide, which have attempted to fill the vacuum created by the reduction in federal funding for domestic programs; and


These non-profits and CDC's are performing more and more functions of local governments, particularly in the area of producing affordable housing, and


Public housing, redevelopment and community development agency functions are increasingly being contracted out to non-profits and CDC's; and


Public employee and Union jobs are being, threatened by this tendency; and


The employees of non-profits and CDC's are rarely unionized even though they frequently work long hours and have little job security or benefits; and


AFSCME's organizing of non-profits and CDC's not only will benefit employees in the traditional sense, but the combined political strength of AFSCME, non-profits and CDC's can help obtain more federal, state and local monies for affordable housing and neighborhood economic development as well as provide a steady stream of funding to non-profits and CDC's.


That AFSCME continue its campaign to organize non-profits and CDC's and to provide assistance to local unions and councils who are attempting to organize non-profits and CDC's.


Jeffrey L. Brown, President
Jean Martin, Recording Secretary
AFSCME Local 1971, Council 33,
Philadelphia, PA