About Civil and Human Rights
Our Union is a reflection of the diverse racial and ethnic groups comprising the societies of the United States and Canada. We are committed to working towards full equality and civil rights for the citizens of both countries and human rights throughout the world.
This vision is charted in the Union's constitution and mandated by International convention resolutions and policy. The Civil and Human Rights Department's priority is to provide technical expertise in handling discrimination problems and situations, to conduct education and training seminars on civil rights and women's rights, to develop resource material and to provide district and local union representatives with updated information on the subject of human rights.
Civil Rights and Human Rights go hand-in-hand to enhance the quality of life in the societies in which we live. We should be proud that Canada and the United States have made such great strides toward racial and gender equality in recent decades, but must be ever vigilant to safeguard those gains.