Category: Convention

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 have been introduced in 24 … Read More

Stop Terrorizing Immigrant Workers

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. WHEREAS, rejecting a sacred American … Read More

LGBTQ Working People Will Overcome Janus

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 of all workers in a … Read More

Gender-Neutral Restrooms in Every Workplace

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 some of the our union … Read More

Inclusive Contracts Matter to LGBTQ Working People

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 workplace by their contract and … Read More

Resolution: Supporting the Massage Advocacy Project

Resolution Supporting the Massage Advocacy Project Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) work hard across the country to help their customers live healthier, more holistic lives. But many LMTs struggle with low wages, limited access to health care and no time off. To make their lives better, LMTs are joining together in the Massage Advocacy Project, a … Read More

Resolution: Human Trafficking

Resolution on Human Trafficking Human trafficking is a crime that endangers the lives of millions of people around the world with domestic and transnational trafficking networks that know no borders. From forced labor and debt bondage to forced commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude, human trafficking leaves no country untouched. A presidential proclamation calls … Read More

Resolutions: LGBT Discrimination Is Un-American

LGBT Discrimination Is Un-American A Resolution in Support of the Equality Act WHEREAS, the United States of America was founded on the principle of equality and justice under the law, and; WHEREAS, the LGBT community has faced rampant discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, education, credit, and nearly every other aspect of our lives, and; … Read More

Resolution: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter A Resolution on Race Relations WHEREAS, since last summer, around the nation, the idea that “black lives matter,” has been the subject of intense activism from many Pride at Work members and allied organizations, and; WHEREAS, issues of systemic racism continue to plague the United States of America, and; WHEREAS, we see … Read More

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