Resolution on International Solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons Everywhere who Face Human Rights Atrocities

Youth Leadership Resolution

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, Pride at Work has demonstrated commitment to diversity; Whereas, youth, defined as those individuals under the age of 35, are under-represented in union leadership at large; Whereas, youth are under-represented within Pride at Work membership and leadership Therefore, be it resolved that: Pride at Work expands its efforts to more fully incorporate youth into membership and leadership roles; Pride at Work allocate resources including but not limited to, creating an electronic list serve for youth leaders and supporting development…

Immigration Resolution

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Whereas, anti-immigrant measures negatively affect the immigrant community, regardless of legal status or citizenship status, Whereas, xenophobia, racism, scapegoating and paranoia have dominated the national immigration debate, blatantly using immigrants to change the subject from a failed Congress and Administration; and, Whereas, the current immigration system is flawed and has resulted in numerous deaths on the borders and contributed to the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants; and, Whereas, a culturally diverse workforce is a stronger and more efficient workforce; and,…

Impeach George W. Bush

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, George Bush and Dick Cheney’s government attacked Iraq, against the decisions of the United Nations, violating the UN charter, planning and committee a war of aggression in violation of the Nuremberg Charter; and Whereas, this government then invaded a sovereign country that has not threatened the United States and had no ability to do so; and Whereas, this government has undertaken and publicized plans to invade or conduct illegal political  and military interventions in a variety of countries around…

Resolution to Promote a Pride At Work Educators Summit

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, Pride at Work (PAW) represents the constituency of the many affiliates of the AFL-CIO,Change to Win and other unions, Whereas, all constituents and affiliates come from communities where free public education and the ability for all students to receive a high quality public education in a safe environment are critical to the vitality of the community, and Whereas, education workers, especially GLBT personnel, in these communities often are not aware of their rights on the job nor the rights…

Resolution to Review and Revise IRS Codes and Social Security Regulations

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, the primary impediments to social and economic equality are imbedded in the hundreds of regulations and interpretations of the IRS code, Civil Service Law and other Federal programs and entitlements, Whereas, the growing awareness and visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) families and partnerships have highlighted the inequalities for social, health and survivor benefits, Whereas, AFT national, state and local organizations have fought, and in many cases, won significant improvements for GLBT benefits and recognition, though more…

Opposition to Healthcare Discrimination Because of Gender Identity

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, Transgender people are systematically discriminated against in housing, education, employment, access to health care and many other aspects of daily life and there are no Federal employment protections to safeguard transgender, bi-sexual, lesbian, and gay people on the job; and Whereas, “Gender identity or expression” means a gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of an individual, whether actual or perceived, and regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth and existing policies that offer protections with respect to “sex,”…

Immediate Withdrawal Of United States Troops In Iraq

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, in 2002, Pride At Work became the first national labor organization to come out against the proposed war with Iraq and, Whereas, the war in Iraq has ravaged the Iraqi people, killing thousands of innocent civilians, Whereas, the war in Iraq has cost the United States over $300 billion, and will cost over $500 billion by the end of 2009 and, Whereas, the war in Iraq, has put hundreds of thousands of working American young people, in the crosshairs…

Support for Civil Marriage Equality

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, as trade unionists we believe all workers are entitled to a discrimination-free workplace and full parity when it comes to benefits, pay, and treatment; and Whereas, as trade unionists we believe that our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters unequivocally deserve the same benefits as heterosexuals ; and Whereas, trade unions have been securing groundbreaking contract language that provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers with a patchwork of protections and benefits; including, explicit anti-discrimination language and…

Defend Reproductive Rights

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
WHEREAS: Over the last two decades we have witnessed the increasing efforts of  anti-choice forces to undermine the reproductive rights of American women, from “abstinence only” sex education in schools, to firebombing of Planned  Parenthood clinics, while state legislatures are intimidated into adopting more and more  restrictive measures, resulting in limitations to reproductive health care and abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade decision is at risk of being overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States; AND WHEREAS:…

Resolution on International Solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons Everywhere who Face Human Rights Atrocities

i Sep 10th Comments Disabled by
Whereas, all persons in all countries have a right to be free from violent attacks, hate, crimes, and other forms of violence committed against them; and, Whereas, a basics principle of our trade union movement is international solidarity with our brothers and sisters at home and abroad; and, Whereas, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)states“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and “All are equal before the law and are…