WASHINGTON – Today, the AFL-CIO Executive Council elected AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler as their new president after the passing of former president Richard Trumka. United Steel Workers Vice President, Fred Redmond, was elected to replace Shuler as Secretary-Treasurer. Shuler is the first woman to be elected president of the AFL-CIO and Redmond is the first African American to be elected Secretary-Treasurer.
“There is no better choice to lead our great Federation than Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond,” said Pride at…
Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Pride at Work is saddened to hear the news of the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka. President Trumka dedicated his life to fighting for working people across the country and around the world.
He was an ally to LGBTQ working people as well, speaking loudly and often about the need to pass the Equality Act and other LGBTQ inclusive legislation. Within the labor movement, he was an…
Pride at Work founder and president emeritus, Nancy Wohlforth, looks back on the life and legacy of former AFL-CIO president, John Sweeney, and his lasting impact on LGBTQ working people:
“I know I speak for all of Pride at Work when I say we are truly saddened to learn of the death of John Sweeney. I first met John in the late 1970s when LGBTQ workers not only faced discrimination from employers but also from the very group that claimed…
Here are the latest statements by Labor organizations and Unions. This list will be updated as more are released.
Central Florida AFL- CIO
(AFSCME) Lee Saunders
Machinists Union (IAMAW)
Black Workers for Justice
IAMAW District 142
SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Committee
OPEIU Local 2
Indiana’s so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act law has generated a mountain of backlash across the country. The intent of this law is clear – it is a mean-spirited attempt to give cover to those who discriminate against LGBT people. Organized labor has fought against this type of blatant discrimination for decades and is stepping up once again to oppose Indiana’s latest attempt to legitimize bigotry. Below are links to statements by various unions standing in opposition to RFRA. We will…