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…

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…

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…