The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (AFL-CIO) 15th Biennial Convention unanimously called “for an immediate end to the U.S. government’s economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba, including restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. peoples.” The convention concluded Aug. 11.
The APALA resolution urged action, sending “the resolution to its chapters encouraging other unions to pass similar resolutions and acts to encourage Congress to pass strategic pieces of legislation that would completely repeal the blockade and travel ban regarding Cuba, including the recently introduced HR 3960 and the Senate companion bipartisan bill that would end the Cuba travel ban.”
APALA is the largest national organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander workers. APALA is one of the AFL-CIO constituency organizations.
The resolution was submitted by APALA’s Seattle chapter. Seattle also became the 12th U.S. city calling to end the illegal, unilateral, U.S. blockade of Cuba.