On May 31, 2020, The Local 871 Board of Directors passed the following resolution:
We Stand Against Racism and Police Brutality
Whereas, tens of thousands of people are protesting across the United States against the killing of Black and Brown people, such as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others, by police; and,
Whereas, tomorrow, June 1st, we begin celebrating Pride Month, which honors the Queer Community and the modern Queer Rights Movement, which began with the Stonewall Riots, a violent protest that was led by, among others, a Black Trans Woman named Marsha P. Johnson;
Therefore, be it resolved, that IATSE Local 871 will begin Pride Month by also taking a stand with Black and Brown people protesting against police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy in all its forms and honoring those who have needlessly died at the hands of police because of the color of their skin.