Pride at Work Organization

WHEREAS, the strength of the labor movement has long been its ability to bring together diverse people around a common goal – that of improving the lives of workers; and
WHEREAS, each and every union has lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members; and
WHEREAS, our members in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are often among our most committed and active trade unionists; and
WHEREAS, in 1997 the National AFL-CIO formally recognized the “Pride at Work” organization as an official constituency group; and
WHEREAS, the strength of Pride at Work lies in its local chapters, each of which is encouraged to affiliate with their Central  Labor Council.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that each central labor council in Maryland and the District of Columbia is strongly encouraged to support the formation of “Pride at Work” chapters in their jurisdictions.
Submitted:  Fred Mason, President, MD and DC AFL-CIO
Nancy Wohlforth, Co-President, Pride At Work