On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda.
People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers and harm.
Disability is created by barriers – in attitudes, institutions and physical spaces. As a society, we continue to create disabling social, physical and economic environments. As a union, we can help dismantle those systems.