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Pride at Work Stands in solidarity with the ‘Count Me In’ Movement

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 […]

Fight Cuts to Federal Civil Rights Budgets, Offices, Laws, and Practices

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, […]

Demand Water Standards

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 […]

Defend LGBTQ Rights

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 […]

Pride at Work Stands Against Attacks on Democracy

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 […]

Religious Exemptions to Nondiscrimination Laws Harm Us All

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

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

“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

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

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 […]