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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…

Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color

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Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Washington DC.-The Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, join forces to highlight the need to protect our nation’s workers, as they are the ones bearing the brunt from the global pandemic. As businesses…

2020 Census FAQ for Queer Working People

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2020 Census FAQ for Queer Working People What is the 2020 Census? Every 10 years, the Federal Government attempts to count every person living in the US. The 2020 Census will aim to capture everyone living in the US on April 1st, 2020. When does the Census begin? Data collection begins in March and will continue through May 14, 2020. The Census can be completed online, by mail, or by phone. Will there be any questions capturing data about LGBTQ people on the 2020 Census? Shortly after…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for LGBTQ Working People

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Coronavirus Resources LGBTQ working people have seen a major impact – both in their health and their checkbooks – by COVID-19 pandemic. LGBTQ people have higher rates of smoking, a risk factor, as well as higher rates of cancer and other immune-compromised conditions, which are risk factors for worse health outcomes when contracting this virus. Additionally, LGBTQ working people are more likely have jobs in industries being hit hard by the crisis, such as creative, transportation, service, and others. We’re also more…

Update on COVID-19 & Pride at Work

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We know this is a very concerning time for everyone right now, and we are reaching out to provide important information pertinent to LGBTQ workers. Many of you are on the frontlines, doing your best to respond to this outbreak as healthcare workers, airline personnel, educators, firefighters, emergency response personnel, and others. We see and appreciate the work you are doing and thank you for your dedication. LGBTQ WORKING PEOPLE & COVID-19 LGBTQ working people are some of the most…

Pride at Work Rejects the So-Called Fairness for All Act

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For Immediate Release – December 9, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Rejects the So-Called Fairness for All Act WASHINGTON – On Friday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced the so-called Fairness for All Act in the US House as an alternative to the Equality Act, which passed that chamber earlier this year. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “The so-called Fairness for All Act is anything but. The religious exemptions carved out…

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council Condemn Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Service Ban

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For Immediate Release – April 12, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council Condemn Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Service Ban WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump Administration’s cruel and discriminatory transgender military ban goes into effect putting the careers of over 13,000 active duty personnel in jeopardy. Pride at Work’s Executive Director, Jerame Davis and Union Veterans Council’s Executive Director, Will Attig issued the following joint statement: “In no uncertain terms, this ban is discriminatory…

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

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For Immediate Release – March 28, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban WASHINGTON – Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military service and urging the Department of Defense to not reinstate the ban. Pride at Work’s Executive Director, Jerame Davis and Union Veterans Council’s Executive Director, Will Attig, responded jointly…

Pride at Work Endorses the Equality Act

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For Immediate Release – March 13, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Endorses the Equality Act WASHINGTON – Today, Representative David Cicilline in the US House of Representatives and Senator Jeff Merkely in the US Senate reintroduced the Equality Act – a landmark bill that will add LGBTQ people to existing civil rights laws while also strengthening protections for all people, including women and people of color. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following…