Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color

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Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Washington DC.-The Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, join forces to highlight the need to protect our nation’s workers, as they are the ones bearing the brunt from the global pandemic. As businesses…

2020 Census FAQ for Queer Working People

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2020 Census FAQ for Queer Working People What is the 2020 Census? Every 10 years, the Federal Government attempts to count every person living in the US. The 2020 Census will aim to capture everyone living in the US on April 1st, 2020. When does the Census begin? Data collection begins in March and will continue through May 14, 2020. The Census can be completed online, by mail, or by phone. Will there be any questions capturing data about LGBTQ people on the 2020 Census? Shortly after…

Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling

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For Immediate Release June 4, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling Washington – Today, the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission previously ruled that the bakery had violated the rights of a same-sex couple when they refused to bake a cake for their wedding. Today’s decision overturns that ruling on the grounds that…

LGBTQ Working People Would Lose if the Supreme Guts Unions in Janus v. AFSCME

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 26, 2018 CONTACT: Jerame Davis Executive Director 202-637-5014 jdavis@prideatwork.org LGBTQ Working People Would Lose if the Supreme Guts Unions in Janus v. AFSCME Washington-DC: LGBTQ advocates call out the dangerous threat to LGBTQ working people that the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case represents. On February 26, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could squeeze labor unions, if the court rules that some workers do not need to pay…

New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination

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For Immediate Release January 18, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a new and dangerous division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) intended to enforce federal laws that allow healthcare providers to deny care based on their religious objection. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following reaction: “President Trump’s Health and Human Services Department is playing…

An Alternative Religious Perspective on Religious Exemption Laws

While the past several years have been full of major victories for the LGBTQ movement, there are still many battles to be won. In the past several years, the work of the LGBTQ movement’s opposition has turned to so-called “religious freedom” exemption laws. Notable examples of these laws and their backlash had been seen in states like Indiana (Senate Bill 101), under then-governor Mike Pence. This issue is now especially poignant again. The Supreme Court will hear a case from…

How Unions Can Protect LGBT Rights in the Age of Trump

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After a decade of unprecedented progress, LGBT activists find themselves  facing challenges that few of us could have foreseen even a year ago. While the new Trump administration has not made its attitude toward LGBT people completely clear, it represents social forces that are mostly hostile to LGBT rights. And the pushback against LGBT rights did not start with the presidential campaign. Dozens of anti-LGBT bills were introduced in state legislatures last year, and although most failed, North Carolina’s HB2…

Democracy Awakening

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Democracy Awakening Our democracy is on the brink. Practically every day, we the people lose our collective influence while the rich and powerful gain more and more. For LGBTQ folks, the stakes are incredibly clear. In more than half of the states, it is legal to fire someone for being LGBTQ. As if that’s not terrible enough, anti-LGBTQ forces are also trying to ban transgender people from using restrooms and carve our exemptions to what little non-discrimination protections we have through so-called…

Resolution: Black Lives Matter

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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 this racism play itself out in myriad ways: in youth unemployment rates among people of color that approach 50%; in the enormous disparity between total…