Pride at Work Mourns the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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For Immediate Release Media Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Mourns the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted to the news: “With the passing of Justice Ginsburg, America lost a champion for LGBTQ people, workers, women, and the ideals of equality and justice. Justice Ginsburg’s legal brilliance and work ethic made her more than just a…

Celebrating Solidarity 2020 – See Our Honorees

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We couldn’t hold our annual Celebrating Solidarity Awards Reception in June due to COVID-19, but we’re not not to let that stop us from telling you about our great honorees this year. Josette Jaramillo is the President of the Colorado AFL=CIO. She is also a proud AFSCME member and an essential worker on the frontlines. The United Steelworkers is a powerful union that is taking great strides toward equality for LGBTQ working people. Check out our video to learn more…

The First Pride Was a Riot

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The first Pride was a riot. In fact, between 1959 and 1969, the year the Stonewall Uprising took place, more than 20 such uprisings occurred between LGBTQ+ people and the police who harassed, threatened, and beat us. Many of these revolts were led by LGBTQ people of color. LGBTQ+ history is frequently the story of fighting government oppression, whether that was violence at the hands of police or intentional neglect as our community was ravaged by HIV/AIDS. It is an…

Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

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Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President For Immediate Release – June 24, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President WASHINGTON – Last night, the Pride at Work National Executive Board took a historic vote to offer its first-ever endorsement for President of the United States. The board voted enthusiastically to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020. The leadership of Pride at Work issued the following responses: Pride at…

Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA

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For Immediate Release – June 18, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration had acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” when they moved to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and must vacate its decision to terminate the program. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people, an estimated…

Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

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For Immediate Release – June 15, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in a landmark decision that firing someone for being LGBTQ is a violation of sex discrimination prohibition of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “We’ve said over and over that LGBTQ working people…

Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests

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Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests Close friends knew him as “Big Floyd.” He played basketball and football during his school years. He was a father of two who had moved to Minneapolis from Houston several years ago in order to find a job and start a new life. But on Monday, May 25th George Floyd, a 46-year -old black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement. He was brutally pinned down to the ground and asphyxiated, by Police Officer Derek Chauvin, another three…

WE REMEMBER AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT

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Today is the start of Pride month. 51 years ago the Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City, it was the breaking point after years of raids, harassment, and violence by the police towards queer people. The raid sparked days of riots, led by trans women of color, after police violently hauled employees and…

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive.

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Black Lives Matter For Immediate Release May 30th 2020 Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive. WASHINGTON – People around the world watched in horror as the life slowly drained from George Floyd while a police officer held his knee on his neck and George and others pleaded for his life. In the wake of this tragedy and the ongoing violence against the Black community at the hands of police, Pride at Work cannot be silent. During their annual meeting today, the…

Chapter Spotlight: Eastern Massachusetts

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Pride at Work Eastern Massachusetts (Boston) is one of our oldest Pride at Work chapters, with origins dating back to the 1980s. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN) was a group of Boston based trade unionists who pushed for LGBTQ inclusion in both the workplace and the labor movement. GALLAN helped form Pride at Work nationally, and it’s activists became the Boston chapter. Current leadership includes life long labor activist Gerry Scoppettuolo, a founding member of ACT UP…