PROTEC17 is committed to being an anti-racist organization

PROTEC17 unequivocally supports fairness, equity, and opportunity for all working people, therefore we cannot be complicit in perpetuating systemic racism. We stand alongside members and community leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as we support demands for racial and economic justice, and a world in which we can all be safe and healthy. We commit to action and sustainable change through the work we do and the power we have as an organization.

PROTEC17 Affinity Groups

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PROTEC17 White-Bodied Affinity Group

Dismantling racism is the work of everyone – but especially of white people. Join your fellow white-bodied PROTEC17 leaders in this group to actively work towards dismantling white supremacy, understanding our roots, patterns of dominance, situations of conflict, accountability, and much more. No matter where you are on your racial equity journey, you will be strengthened and challenged to take another step forward. Help make our union stronger by engaging in this crucial work with us. For more information, please contact Executive Director Karen Estevenin ()

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PROTEC17 BIPOC Affinity Group

This affinity group is for PROTEC17 members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to connect, learn, share, provide a support network, and increase solidarity. The needs and priorities of this group will evolve as needed. If you identify as BIPOC and would like to join, please contact PROTEC17 Union Representative Youssef El Hamawi ().

Get Involved/Upcoming Events

BIPOC Member Meeting (Virtual)

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Letters and Resolutions

Toolkits for Stewards/Member-Leaders

Community Resources & Articles