Pride at Work Congratulates Newly Elected AFL-CIO Leadership

i Aug 20th Comments Disabled by
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

i Aug 5th Comments Disabled by
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 remembers former AFL-CIO president, John Sweeney

i Feb 5th Comments Disabled by
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…

Labor Statements on the Attack in Orlando

Here are the latest statements by Labor organizations and Unions. This list will be updated as more are released. AFL-CIO Florida AFL-CIO SEIU Florida Central Florida AFL- CIO IAFF AFT (AFSCME) Lee Saunders Machinists Union (IAMAW) SEIU AFA-CWA IATSE APALA NEA TWU CWA NYSUT UNITE HERE CBTU LCLAA AFGE ATU USW UA UFCW OUTreach UFCW Canada Black Workers for Justice Working America UAW IAMAW District 142 UAW 2865 CLUW SAG-AFTRA SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Committee OPEIU Local 2 NYU AWDU Rochester…

Labor Responds to Indiana’s RFRA Law

i Apr 12th Comments Disabled by
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…