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Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association (LCCSSA)

Social Justice & the LCCSSA

Unions by their very nature are social justice organizations. Social justice is about promoting tolerance, freedom, and equality for all people. LCCSSA stands with those being marginalized, villainized, or bullied. We work hard to ensure our community is a safe place for all. We must continue to learn, grow, and improve as representatives in our community.

Together we strive to ensure:
  • Respect of and for all individuals.

  • Respect for all variety of experiences and personal expression.

  • Respect for everyone’s right to their own opinions.

  • Respect for the rights of all individuals to live in the full protections and freedoms provided by our constitution regardless of ethnicity, religion, race, gender, gender orientation, physical ability, social class, or political view.

We, the Executive Board, feel very strongly that as a group we must work hard to safeguard our rights as a bargaining unit. LCCSSA works hard to be a Place and a People that is  safe, supportive, and strong.

We have a responsibility to make every effort to be a place for listening and inclusive dialog:
  • Where we feel safe to express our concerns and feelings.

  • Where our individual voices are respected and heard.

  • Where discrimination will never be tolerated.

  • Where we will not bully or be bullied.

  • Where shy or fearful individuals, or those who hold minority views, feel secure enough to engage in a dialog to express those views.