Resolution on Building LGBT Community Support for Union-Made and Union Services

Hyatt Workers Resolution

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WHEREAS, Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst employer in the hotel industry; WHEREAS, Hyatt has abused its housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain; WHEREAS, Hyatt workers have taken bold steps to end mistreatment, speaking publicly about abuses, going on strike, and even launching a global boycott of Hyatt; WHEREAS, Hyatt has spent millions marketing themselves as friendly to the LGBTQ community;WHEREAS, LGBTQ travelers…

We Will Rise Up to Fight for Public Education and Unions

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WHEREAS, parent engagement is essential to ensuring children thrive in the classroom; WHEREAS, the power of partnerships between parents, teachers and the community is at the heart of school change by establishing meaningful ways for parents to collaborate in their children’s public education from the beginning—before a school is failing; WHEREAS, parents are actually calling for real investments in their neighborhood public schools that should be the collective focus of unions, parents , students and community; WHEREAS, teacher unions are…

Don’t Go Green Until You Know What It Means

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WHEREAS, hotels are making a push to have it’s guests go GREEN; WHEREAS, our members are mislead by this push; and, WHEREAS, many of these hotel workers, primarily the house keeping staff, are sent home due to the lack of work and some lose their tip income. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work request our members to NOT participate in any action that could result in workers be sent home. When “GREEN” refers to housekeeping staff not cleaning…

Women Need Paycheck Fairness with No Pay Gap

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WHEREAS, our lesbian, bisexual and transgender sisters in the labor movement face increased financial hardship due to lack of legal relationship and family recognition, discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender or gender identity and lack of access to equal benefits; WHEREAS, our sisters at the Coalition of Labor Union Women report, “almost fifty years after Congress passed the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, women and minorities continue to suffer the consequences of…

Message to T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom: LGBT Community and Workers Demand Justice, not Marketing

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WHEREAS, workers at T-Mobile have been struggling to have union representation for many years in the face of aggressive management intimidation; WHEREAS, T-Mobile has been brought before the National Labor Relations Board on several occasions and been formally reprimanded for their disregard for labor laws in their heavy handed efforts to prevent workers from having a voice on the job; WHEREAS, T-Mobile call center managers have gone so far as to write down the license plate numbers of employee cars…

American Airlines & Workers’ Right to Organize

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WHEREAS, airline workers have long been at the forefront of bringing full equality to the workplace for LGBT workers; WHEREAS, while many airlines have been praised by the LGBT community for recognizing and providing equality for their employees – those rights, benefits and recognition have only come after long struggles and success was only often achieved through the collective bargaining process; WHEREAS, until federal laws are dramatically changed the only equal rights many LGBT Americans have that are legally enforceable…

Resolution in Support of DREAMers

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PROVIDING PROVISIONAL STATUS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS TO DREAM ACT-ELIGIBLE YOUNG PEOPLE WHEREAS, 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year, but live in constant fear of deportation; WHEREAS, many undocumented youth also identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender who struggle with their multiple identities; WHEREAS, undocumented youth describe their experiences having to “come out” twice as an important reason to work at the intersections of many communities; WHEREAS, despite their talent and potential to contribute to the…

International Resolution

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WHEREAS, the members and allies of Pride @ Work share a common bond with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers around the world; WHEREAS, corporations and anti-union campaigns often operate on a global not simply U.S.-based strategy; WHEREAS, many of the international unions of Pride @ Work are engaged in global struggles, acting in solidarity across the globe under labor’s motto, “An Injury to One is an Injury to All”; WHEREAS, unions and labor federations across the globe are engaging…

Resolution on LGBT Inclusive Contracts and Transgender Inclusive Health Insurance

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WHEREAS, the labor movement has a tremendous history of organizing for social and economic justice for all workers in the spirit of our historic motto, “an injury to one is an injury to all”; WHEREAS, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers are a vital part of the labor movement; WHEREAS, the labor movement stands in strong solidarity with LGBT workers on issues including transgender- inclusive Employment NonDiscrimination Act (ENDA) and marriage equality; WHEREAS, Pride @ Work and the LGBT Labor…

Resolution on Building LGBT Community Support for Union-Made and Union Services

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WHEREAS, the struggles for social and economic justice are intertwined; WHEREAS, the labor movement has a long and proud history of standing up for the civil and human rights of all people; WHEREAS, labor leaders across the country from a vast diversity of unions have shown strong and public support for the Employment NonDiscrimination Act (ENDA), marriage equality and other issues vital to the LGBTQ community; WHEREAS, no one should have to choose between a good job and true equality;…