JS Woodsworth said “What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all.” This quote has been embraced as the slogan of the BC Federation of Labour and captures the sentiment of the labour movement.  

It isn’t just altruism. Our shared success depends upon ending all exploitation and oppression. Unions and labour federations actively advocate and resource campaigns to improve rights and conditions for indigenous people,immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, the disabled, and other marginalized people.  International solidarity work carries these efforts beyond our borders with the understanding that all of our rights are interconnected.