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…
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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…
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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 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…