Celebrating Solidarity 2021

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Our annual Celebrating Solidarity event is how we recognize Pride month and spotlight key allies in our mission to build power for LGBTQ working people. In years past, this has been an in-person gathering in Washington, DC. This year, with Facebook Live and our new Solidarity Packs, we’re making it easier than ever for members across the country to join us to toast this year’s honorees, Carmen Berkley and United Auto Workers. Our Honorees Solidarity Packs Reserve by June 14th…

Celebrating Solidarity 2020 – See Our Honorees

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We couldn’t hold our annual Celebrating Solidarity Awards Reception in June due to COVID-19, but we’re not not to let that stop us from telling you about our great honorees this year. Josette Jaramillo is the President of the Colorado AFL=CIO. She is also a proud AFSCME member and an essential worker on the frontlines. The United Steelworkers is a powerful union that is taking great strides toward equality for LGBTQ working people. Check out our video to learn more…

The First Pride Was a Riot

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The first Pride was a riot. In fact, between 1959 and 1969, the year the Stonewall Uprising took place, more than 20 such uprisings occurred between LGBTQ+ people and the police who harassed, threatened, and beat us. Many of these revolts were led by LGBTQ people of color. LGBTQ+ history is frequently the story of fighting government oppression, whether that was violence at the hands of police or intentional neglect as our community was ravaged by HIV/AIDS. It is an…

Chapter Spotlight: Eastern Massachusetts

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Pride at Work Eastern Massachusetts (Boston) is one of our oldest Pride at Work chapters, with origins dating back to the 1980s. The Gay and Lesbian Labor Activist Network (GALLAN) was a group of Boston based trade unionists who pushed for LGBTQ inclusion in both the workplace and the labor movement. GALLAN helped form Pride at Work nationally, and it’s activists became the Boston chapter. Current leadership includes life long labor activist Gerry Scoppettuolo, a founding member of ACT UP…

Note from the Executive Director: May 2020

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Welcome, everyone! I’m so excited to kick off this inaugural Pride at Work newsletter and share with you some of what’s going on with LGBTQ working people around the nation. This is such a trying time for all of us, but we know that LGBTQ working people – especially transgender folk, queer people of color, and women – are being hit hard. Every day, Pride at Work is fighting for the needs of LGBTQ working people. We’ve shifted a lot…

Chapter Spotlight: South Florida

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After a number of quieter years, the South Florida Chapter successfully ‘reactivated’ itself last winter, thanks in part to the efforts of Chapter President Matthew Land, Political Director with the Southeast Laborers Council. Matthew is joined in leadership by Vice President/ Treasurer Michael Molnar, and Secretary Gruselda Dowe, both of United Teachers of Dade (Florida Education Association).  “The Chapter had been around off and on, but had never quite gained the traction of some of the other constituency groups” says…

Update on COVID-19 & Pride at Work

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We know this is a very concerning time for everyone right now, and we are reaching out to provide important information pertinent to LGBTQ workers. Many of you are on the frontlines, doing your best to respond to this outbreak as healthcare workers, airline personnel, educators, firefighters, emergency response personnel, and others. We see and appreciate the work you are doing and thank you for your dedication. LGBTQ WORKING PEOPLE & COVID-19 LGBTQ working people are some of the most…

Pride at Work Statement on the White House Appointment of Steve Bannon

For Immediate Release November 16, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on the White House Appointment of Steve Bannon Washington, DC – Following the recent announcement that the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, will serve as the chief strategist and advisor for President-elect Trump, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Pride at Work condemns the appointment of Steve Bannon in the strongest possible terms. Bannon’s close association with hate…

Pride at Work Statement on the End of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

For Immediate Release November 15, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on the End of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Washington, DC – Following the recent announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be brought up for a vote in the lame-duck session of Congress or in the new Congress, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Pride at Work is very pleased with reports that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has no foreseeable path forward. This…

We Are Pride at Work

Pride at Work members and leaders discuss the importance of the organization, why it exists, and how to get involved. Join us today!…