GUILD BULLETIN: ABORTION ACCESS ACTION
I wanted to share with you a statement I and the rest of the Executive Council of the NewsGuild/CWA, of which I’m a regional vice president, adopted Thursday night.
As you will see, more than 40 years ago our parent organization passed a resolution saying abortion and contraception “should be a personal matter for a woman to decide.” That action was in opposition to the Human Life Amendment, a constitutional amendment being debated by Congress at the time.
Our union has consistently advocated for comprehensive health care that includes abortion, contraception and gender-affirming care.
In light of last week’s leak of the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the rights guaranteed by Roe v. Wade, we felt the need to reiterate our stance and call on employers to provide coverage on these health-care priorities in collective bargaining agreements.
Please read the attached statement and share it far and wide.