Pride at Work Stands Against Attacks on Democracy

Pride at Work Stands Against Efforts to Erase Transgender Americans

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For Immediate Release October 22, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Stands Against Efforts to Erase Transgender Americans Washington – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is seeking to narrow the definition of gender in an effort to undermine legal protections for transgender Americans. Pride at Work leadership issued the following statements in response: Jerame Davis, Executive Director: “Trans people will not be erased by this administration or any other. You cannot define…

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 workers and community; and WHEREAS, in Houston, Texas, transgender people lost the right of protected access to public accommodations in a city-wide ballot initiative; and WHEREAS, all transgender union members,…

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 runs Logan Airport, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender expression and sexual orientation; and WHEREAS, the Massachusetts Port Authority’s operating agreement with FSS forbids discrimination on the basis of…

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 of every four of those dollars circulates in the United States, where freedom is an inalienable right; and WHEREAS, commercial sex trafficking includes “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining…

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 “Count Me In” campaign to energize the entire labor movement in support of the Trades in their battles with those particular segments of the New York City development community who…

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, and housing; protecting the right to vote; reducing hate violence and racial disparities in the criminal justice system; preventing discrimination in healthcare; and advancing economic security are not only legal…

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 above the EPA’s lead action level (0.015 mg/L); and WHEREAS, rather than enforce this responsibility, current EPA leadership has chosen to rewrite the regulations to return older, less rigorous oversight,…

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 of P@W’s duties to help eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace and support the rights of our fellow brothers and sisters. One of the biggest targets of such mistreatment…

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 democracy. The source of this despair is the failure of politicians over a generation to use the tools of democratic government to help make working people’s lives batter. Instead, our…