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Religious Exemptions to Nondiscrimination Laws Harm Us All

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, religious freedom is enshrined in our Constitution as a fundamental right for those who practice any faith or no faith at all; WHEREAS, our Constitution, as the highest law in the country, provides the best and only protections of our religious freedom necessary; WHEREAS, LGBTQ people are the top […]

Transgender Healthcare Is Under Attack and Unions Can Help

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, transgender people face discrimination in healthcare, with 1/3 of respondents to the U.S. Transgender Survey reporting negative experiences with a healthcare provider related to being transgender; and WHEREAS, transgender people have unique needs in healthcare that many healthcare providers, including union insurance plans, are currently not meeting; and WHEREAS, […]

Decriminalization of Sex Work to Improve Community Health and Safety, and to Protect the Human Rights of Sex Workers

i Sep 18th No Comments by

“Sex work” is a consensual contractual relationship between adults whereby one or more individuals agrees to engage in sexual conduct with another individual(s) in return for financial remuneration. WHEREAS, the criminalization of sex work fosters public health crises of STI and HIV transmission. Evidence complied by the U.N.’s Global Commission […]

LGBTQ & Labor Rights and the United States Supreme Court

i Sep 18th No Comments by

A resolution to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court WHEREAS, Congress and the White House are both controlled by anti-worker forces which are hostile to the rights of the LGBT community, women, immigrants, organized labor, persons of color and the otherwise disenfranchised and powerless; […]

Resolution to Support a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

i Sep 18th No Comments by

In 2018, a record number of jurisdictions are taking aim at banning conversion therapy practices that adversely affect our nation’s working families. Conversion Therapy is an attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity through tactics as obvious as hypnosis or as subtle as inducing shame. Almost 50 bills […]

Pride at Work Stands in Solidarity with the Poor People’s Campaign

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s March on Washington and was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States; and WHEREAS, the same concerns brought forth by Dr. Martin Luther King are still relevant in the present day, […]

Stop Terrorizing Immigrant Workers

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, America’s immigration system is badly broken, and President Trump’s disgraceful enforcement policies are an affront to our nation’s values. WHEREAS, instead of ensuring the safety of workers doing dangerous and difficult jobs, the Trump administration is raiding our workplaces, arresting our members and letting corporations get off scot free. […]

LGBTQ Working People Will Overcome Janus

i Sep 18th No Comments by

On June 27, 2018, a narrow five-justice Supreme Court majority, emboldened by a stolen seat, overturned four decades of common-sense precedent in Janus v. AFSCME. It was the latest misguided action by the most corporate-friendly Court in American history. Unions are required by law to represent and negotiate on behalf […]

Gender-Neutral Restrooms in Every Workplace

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, it is a paramount duty of the labor movement to ensure that all of our members and their communities have access to public services, including restrooms; and WHEREAS, safe access to public services is neither a luxury nor a special right; and WHEREAS, gender-segregated restrooms impede the ability of […]

Inclusive Contracts Matter to LGBTQ Working People

i Sep 18th No Comments by

WHEREAS, working people find protection and strength in both the solidarity of their fellow union members and the strength of the language of their collective bargaining agreement; and WHEREAS, in most states in the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer working people are only protected from discrimination in the […]