Blog

LGBTQ Groups Call For Unity In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting

LGBTQ Groups Call For Unity In The Wake Of Orlando Shooting JUNE 13, 2016 We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many more who were wounded during […]

Labor Statements on the Attack in Orlando

Here are the latest statements by Labor organizations and Unions. This list will be updated as more are released. AFL-CIO Florida AFL-CIO SEIU Florida Central Florida AFL- CIO IAFF AFT (AFSCME) Lee Saunders Machinists Union (IAMAW) SEIU AFA-CWA IATSE APALA NEA TWU CWA NYSUT UNITE HERE CBTU LCLAA AFGE ATU […]

Pride at Work Statement on Today’s Attack in Orlando

For Immediate Release June 12, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org http://pride-at.work/1U3a0SB Pride at Work Statement on Today’s Attack in Orlando Washington, DC – The following may be attributed to Jerame Davis, Executive Director of Pride at Work on behalf of the entire National Executive Board and our membership throughout organized labor: […]

House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors

For Immediate Release April 29, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors Washington, DC – On Thursday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909) intended to overturn an executive order by President Obama that […]

Malaysian Raid of Transgender Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal

For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Malaysian Raid of Transgender Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal Washington, DC – A recent raid on a fundraiser organized by Malaysian transgender activists has once again put the country’s abuses of LGBTQ human rights under the spotlight. As the US […]

Pride at Work Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

For Immediate Release March 30, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Washington, DC – On March 29, 2016 the Supreme Court voted of 4-4 to uphold a decades-old ruling that threatened the continued viability of unions for […]

Pride at Work Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

For Immediate Release March 24, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Legislation WASHINGTON, DC – Less than three months into the new year, nearly 200 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed in statehouses around the country. In the past week, two of those bills – in North […]

Democracy Awakening

Our democracy is on the brink. Practically every day, we the people lose our collective influence while the rich and powerful gain more and more. For LGBTQ folks, the stakes are incredibly clear. In more than half of the states, it is legal to fire someone for being LGBTQ. As […]

TPP Signing Undermines U.S. Commitment to LGBTQ Equality and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis, jdavis@prideatwork.org, 202-637-5014 TPP Signing Undermines U.S. Commitment to LGBTQ Equality and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Washington – Today, in Auckland, New Zealand, US Trade Representative Michael Froman, along with his counterparts from other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries, will sign the secretly negotiated trade deal […]

Reflections on a Love Warrior for Justice: Memories of Tom Barbera by SEIU President, Mary Kay Henry

Tom Barbera was a love warrior for justice and a dedicated activist who dealt with real issues impacting the lives of working men and women at SEIU Local 509 in Massachusetts. There was no job too small or too big that he wasn’t willing to tackle. I loved his wicked […]