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…

Statement on President Biden’s Reversal of Transgender Military Ban

i Jan 25th Comments Disabled by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: ian@newheightscommunications.com                     jdavis@prideatwork.org The Union Veterans Council and Pride at Work commend President Biden for lifting ban on transgender Americans in the military Washington, D.C. – The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, and Pride at Work, AFL-CIO commend President Biden for his reversal of the Trump-era ban on patriotic Americans serving in the military. “This is the first step towards addressing the deep scars left by President Trump’s un-American attacks on patriotic LGBTQ service members. While we have…

Workers’ Advocates Sue Over 11th-Hour Trump Admin Rule Giving Federal Contractors Expanded Ability to Discriminate

i Jan 21st Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release Thursday, January 21, 2021 Workers’ Advocates Sue Over 11th-Hour Trump Admin Rule Giving Federal Contractors Expanded Ability to Discriminate Unlawful Rule Allows Fed Contractors to Claim Religious Objections to Justify Discriminating Against Women, LGBTQ+ Workers Trump Rule Cements Administration’s Legacy as Enemy of Civil Rights Portland, O.R. — Today, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., Pride at Work, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) challenged a Trump administration rule that dramatically expands the ability of federal contractors and subcontractors…

The Union Veterans Council and Pride at Work call for the immediate reversal of the Trump-era ban on patriotic Americans serving in the military

i Jan 21st Comments Disabled by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2021 Contact: ian@newheightscommunications.com jdavis@prideatwork.org Washington, D.C. – The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, and Pride at Work, AFL-CIO call for the immediate reversal of the Trump-era ban on patriotic Americans serving in the military. Banning transgender Americans from volunteer military service is an insult to our troops, the LGBTQ community, and our nation’s founding principles. Over the past four years, we have seen members of the transgender military community attacked and discriminated against, forcing active-duty servicemembers…

Pride at Work Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order to Prevent and Combat LGBTQ Discrimination

i Jan 21st Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release – January 21, 2021 Media Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order to Prevent and Combat LGBTQ Discrimination WASHINGTON – On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order to declare the administration’s policy to prevent and combat LGBTQ discrimination as well as any overlapping forms of discrimination. The order instructs all agencies and departments to undertake the actions necessary for the federal government to enact this policy,…

Statement on the attack at the US Capitol

i Jan 6th Comments Disabled by
Statement by Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, on the attack on the US Capitol today: “What we’re witnessing at the Capitol today is nothing less than an attack on our country and on our people brought to life by a president who refuses to accept that millions turned out to elect Joe Biden by overwhelming margins. “Let there be no doubt, this is what terrorism looks like: an angry mob violently invading our Capitol and threatening our elected…

Pride at Work Mourns the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

i Sep 18th Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release Media Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Mourns the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted to the news: “With the passing of Justice Ginsburg, America lost a champion for LGBTQ people, workers, women, and the ideals of equality and justice. Justice Ginsburg’s legal brilliance and work ethic made her more than just a…

Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

i Jun 24th Comments Disabled by
Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President For Immediate Release – June 24, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President WASHINGTON – Last night, the Pride at Work National Executive Board took a historic vote to offer its first-ever endorsement for President of the United States. The board voted enthusiastically to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020. The leadership of Pride at Work issued the following responses: Pride at…

Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA

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For Immediate Release – June 18, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration had acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” when they moved to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and must vacate its decision to terminate the program. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people, an estimated…