For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021
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Pride at Work Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act
Washington, DC – This morning, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, a landmark bill that provides a once in a generation investment into America’s working people. Though we continue to fight for the inclusion of key provisions that are missing as the bill heads to the Senate for consideration, Pride at Work supports…
Come help build and grow the premier organization of LGBTQ+ working people and allies in the United States. Founded by LGBTQ+ union activists, Pride at Work (www.prideatwork.org) is committed to achieving equality in the workplace and the laws of our land. The Membership and Program Coordinator’s role is to elevate the voices and issues of LGBTQ+ workers by organizing new Pride at Work members and chapters while engaging and activating those currently in our ranks using existing and new programs.…
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…
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.
Reserve by June 14th…
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 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…
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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…
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…
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January 21, 2021
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…