ENDA

An Injury to One is an Injury to All

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, An injury to one is an injury to all; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we support the struggle for justice for union organizer Miriam Fried, and the right of workers at Borders Inc., a national bookstore chain, to engage in efforts to organize into the union(s) of their choice; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support the call to boycott Borders Inc until such time as Miriam Fried is reinstated or otherwise compensated to her satisfaction.…

Resolution in Support of Pride at Work Becoming a Constituency Group of AFL-CIO

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people make up an estimated 10% of the general population and are reflected in all sectors of society, including workplaces and unions; and WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO has 13 million members, 1 million are lesbian and gay (using a conservative 8% number); and WHEREAS, LGBT people play integral and contributing roles in Union at all levels from worker to shop stead to union official to state and national leadership positions; and WHEREAS, LGBT people…

Support for Labor ’96

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, this year the AFL-CIO has launched an unprecedented program of political and legislative education of its members called Labor ’96; and WHEREAS, Labor ’96 seeks to educate its members of the anti-working family actions taking place by the Congress of the United States; and WHEREAS, Pride at Work opposes these anti-working family actions; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Pride at Work go on record as fully supporting the Labor ’96 program; and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that Pride at…

Condemn Racist Attacks: Burning of African-American Churches

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, dozens of African-American churches have been burned in a wave of racist terror sweeping the US; and WHEREAS, these attacks cannot be separated from the overall racist climate of hatred, bigotry, and scapegoating is meant to divide all working and poor people, at a time when we need to come together in the strongest terms to fight the attacks on our jobs, our wages, and our hard-earned social programs; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we condemn in the strongest…

Income Replacement for Domestic Partners

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, California Public Employees Retirement System and other retirement plans provide spousal benefits to legally recognized spouses of plan members; and WHEREAS, spousal benefits provide for lifetime income security for spouses upon the death of the plan member; and WHEREAS, no comparable benefit exists for domestic partners of said plan members; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Pride at Work will seek to establish spousal benefits for domestic partners of members of retirement plans that offer spousal benefits; and BE IT…

Affiliate Pride at Work with AFL-CIO

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
BE IT RESOLVED that Pride at Work will continue to explore the affiliation with the AFL-CIO. This will be accomplished through: The NSC will select a committee to negotiate with the AFL-CIO Negotiations will take place within the next two years Results or a plan will be submitted for ratification at the next P@W conference Autonomy will be of utmost importance in accepting affiliation…

Chrysler Proposal

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Chrysler employees have suffered discrimination at the hands of Chrysler; and WHEREAS, attempts to lobby Chrysler for a policy of non-discrimination and domestic partnership benefits have proven unsuccessful; and WHEREAS, the International UAW has committed to adding the words “sexual orientation” the Equal Application of the Agreement (EAA) section of all contracts with all employers of UAW members; and WHEREAS, this contract will be the last chance to bring this changes about for…

Support for Sandy Nelson’s ACLU Suit to Protect Workers’ Free Speech

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, the labor movement has a proud history of supporting worker who are fighting back against management’s increasing attempts to control every aspect of their lives on and off the job; and WHEREAS, In 1990, award-winning lesbian journalist, veteran unionist, and longtime radical, Sandy Nelson, was removed from her education reporting position to a swing-shift editing job at The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington for participating in off-duty electoral activities to win and retain anti-discrimination laws that would protect job…

Recognition of Desma Holcomb and Howard Wallace

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, Desma Holcomb and Howard Wallace each served with great distinction as the first national Co-Chairs of Pride at Work, offices which were at first undefined and often little appreciated; and WHEREAS, their performance in those positions served to set the course for the further development of the new organization, and that without their leadership Pride at Work would be not nearly the organization that it is today, and that our second national Conference would not have been the success…

ENDA

i Jun 29th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS, Pride at Work has made a commitment to work toward passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and at this time no LGBT person has federal protection from discrimination in the work place; and WHEREAS, a few workplaces have policies of non-discrimination due to sexual orientation, these policies are not binding because there are no national laws to prevent discrimination; and WHEREAS, without a national law based on non-discrimination due to sexual orientation, members of Pride at Work have…