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Celebrating Solidarity 2021

i May 19th Comments Disabled by
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…

Historic Union Support for LGBTQ Equality Legislation

i Feb 22nd Comments Disabled by
With the reintroduction of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) in the US House of Representatives, the legislation is drawing more support from the labor movement than ever. More than 90% of all union members belong to a union that supports the Equality Act and the number continues to grow by the day. Given the historic levels of support nationwide for LGBTQ equality, this should come as no surprise. In June of 2020, unions joined the celebration when the US Supreme…

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…

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…

Celebrating Solidarity 2020 – See Our Honorees

i Jun 30th Comments Disabled by
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…