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Pride at Work Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

i Mar 2nd Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release – March 2, 2022 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address WASHINGTON – Last night, President Biden delivered his first State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress. In the speech, the President urged Congress to pass the PRO Act and the Equality Act, both of which have been passed by the House, but have been languishing in the Senate for almost a year.…

Pride at Work Supports Gigi Sohn for FCC Commissioner

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Gigi Sohn’s meaningful leadership, dedication, and contributions cannot be overstated. She has been instrumental in the success of many FCC proceedings, including on competition, open internet, modernization of the Lifeline program, and adoption of strong privacy rules for broadband providers. Throughout her career, she has been a champion of workers and consumers. Gigi Sohn has over 30 years of experience working on communications policy and has been an advocate for affordable internet access. She was a key ally of the…

Pride at Work Congratulates Workers at First Union Starbucks

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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2021 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Congratulates Workers at First Union Starbucks Washington, DC – On Thursday, workers at a Starbucks coffee shop in Buffalo, NY voted to unionize, making this location the first unionized Starbucks store in the United States. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted: “Despite a significant anti-union campaign that paraded current and former Starbucks executives through the store, these workers in Buffalo weren’t falling for it…

Pride at Work Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act

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For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org 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…

We’re Hiring! Membership and Program Coordinator

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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.…

Pride at Work Congratulates Newly Elected AFL-CIO Leadership

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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

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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…

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…

Historic Union Support for LGBTQ Equality Legislation

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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

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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…