PAAL has long connected individual members with elected officers who actively engage in caregiver support. We are thrilled to introduce this database of officers by union who have signed a statement of support so that caregivers can find their allies and continue to vote for officers who prioritize caregiver interests in labor governance and action. The following statement outlines the commitment of the signed individuals below.
Officers' Statement of Active Support for Caregiver Members | PAAL:
"We believe that caregiver support for parents—including foster, adoptive, and birth—as well as for those caring for legal dependents - elder care, relatives - must be prioritized by our performing arts unions. This issue must be included in unions' organizational conversations of EDI, institutional support, and visibility—ensuring that the voices of caregiver artist members are supported and heard in our unions' internal processes. Simultaneously, we must champion caregiver support in our contract negotiations. We acknowledge the significant socio-economic, communal, and professional effects that the reality of caregiving has on our members and other contributors to our field, and resolve to continue our work to ensure that our unions are leaders in the industry when it comes to supporting caregiver artists."