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Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

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Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President For Immediate Release – June 24, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President WASHINGTON – Last night, the Pride at Work National Executive Board took a historic vote to offer its first-ever endorsement for President of the United States. The board voted enthusiastically to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020. The leadership of Pride at Work issued the following responses: Pride at…

Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA

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For Immediate Release – June 18, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration had acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” when they moved to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and must vacate its decision to terminate the program. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people, an estimated…

Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

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For Immediate Release – June 15, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in a landmark decision that firing someone for being LGBTQ is a violation of sex discrimination prohibition of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “We’ve said over and over that LGBTQ working people…

Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests

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Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests Close friends knew him as “Big Floyd.” He played basketball and football during his school years. He was a father of two who had moved to Minneapolis from Houston several years ago in order to find a job and start a new life. But on Monday, May 25th George Floyd, a 46-year -old black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement. He was brutally pinned down to the ground and asphyxiated, by Police Officer Derek Chauvin, another three…

WE REMEMBER AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT

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Today is the start of Pride month. 51 years ago the Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City, it was the breaking point after years of raids, harassment, and violence by the police towards queer people. The raid sparked days of riots, led by trans women of color, after police violently hauled employees and…

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive.

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Black Lives Matter For Immediate Release May 30th 2020 Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive. WASHINGTON – People around the world watched in horror as the life slowly drained from George Floyd while a police officer held his knee on his neck and George and others pleaded for his life. In the wake of this tragedy and the ongoing violence against the Black community at the hands of police, Pride at Work cannot be silent. During their annual meeting today, the…

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…

Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens

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For Immediate Release – May 12, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of Aimee Stephen, the plaintiff in a Supreme Court cases that could decide if it is legal to fire transgender working people for being their authentic selves. Stephens’ case was argued before the Supreme Court in October 2019 and the decision will be handed down before the end of the Court’s…

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…