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Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

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WHEREAS, Massachusetts voters will be voting in the first ever statewide ballot imitative to rescind current rights for transgender people to have protected access to public accommodations, including restaurants, bathrooms, stores, sports facilities, and other public spaces; and WHEREAS, Pride at Work exists to defend the rights of all LGBTQIA […]

Resolution in Support of Boston Airport Workers

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WHEREAS, two gay men who work at Boston Logan Airport recently filed complaints of anti-gay discrimination after enduring months of homophobic harassment on the job; and WHEREAS, their employer, Flight Services & Systems (FSS), took no known action to ensure the harassment stopped; and WHEREAS, the Massachusetts Port Authority, which […]

Condemning Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking of Children

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WHEREAS, human trafficking is a global phenomenon that traps millions in cycles of exploitation for sex or labor and is often called “modern slavery”; it is a direct affront to individual human rights and jeopardizes community health; and WHEREAS, worldwide, human trafficking generates about $36 billion each year. About one […]

Pride at Work Stands in solidarity with the ‘Count Me In’ Movement

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WHEREAS, Pride at Work and its chapters recognize that our movement is strongest when we act in solidarity and firmly support the reality that “an injury to one is an injury to all”; and WHEREAS, members of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have created the […]

Fight Cuts to Federal Civil Rights Budgets, Offices, Laws, and Practices

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WHEREAS, the current administration has proposed deep cuts to key civil rights office budgets, the withdrawal of numerous important civil and human rights policies, and the appointment of officials who appear bent on retreating from statutory civil and human rights agency priorities; and WHEREAS, extending equal opportunity in education, employment, […]

Demand Water Standards

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WHEREAS, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2014 required that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with State and public water systems (PWS), notify and provide information to homes and communities once the EPA receives drinking water data that indicates a household has drinking water levels […]

Defend LGBTQ Rights

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WHEREAS, Pride at Work (P@W) strives to be a unifying force for all LGBTQ union members, LGBTQ-identified workers, and their allies. We recognize that all workers should experience employment security, fair promotions, and benefits regardless of race, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, or gender expression/identity; and WHEREAS, it is one […]

Pride at Work Stands Against Attacks on Democracy

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WHEREAS, we stand in solidarity with all persons around the world who cherish democracy, and we are compelled to speak about the very real threats to democracy in America today; and WHEREAS, according to the Journal of Democracy, two-thirds of millennials believe it is not essential to live in a […]

Religious Exemptions to Nondiscrimination Laws Harm Us All

WHEREAS, religious freedom is enshrined in our Constitution as a fundamental right for those who practice any faith or no faith at all; WHEREAS, our Constitution, as the highest law in the country, provides the best and only protections of our religious freedom necessary; WHEREAS, LGBTQ people are the top […]

Transgender Healthcare Is Under Attack and Unions Can Help

WHEREAS, transgender people face discrimination in healthcare, with 1/3 of respondents to the U.S. Transgender Survey reporting negative experiences with a healthcare provider related to being transgender; and WHEREAS, transgender people have unique needs in healthcare that many healthcare providers, including union insurance plans, are currently not meeting; and WHEREAS, […]