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Resolution on Building LGBT Community Support for Union-Made and Union Services

WHEREAS, the struggles for social and economic justice are intertwined;

WHEREAS, the labor movement has a long and proud history of standing up for the civil and human rights of all people;

WHEREAS, labor leaders across the country from a vast diversity of unions have shown strong and public support for the Employment NonDiscrimination Act (ENDA), marriage equality and other issues vital to the LGBTQ community;

WHEREAS, no one should have to choose between a good job and true equality;

WHEREAS, workers’ rights are under attack at unprecedented levels, in the U.S. and abroad;

WHEREAS, workers across the country are standing in greater solidarity than ever for good jobs and the right to live and work with dignity and respect;

WHEREAS, across our communities and our struggles, work connects us all;

WHEREAS, buying union is a statement of true solidarity, supporting the labor of our sisters and brothers in the movement; and

WHEREAS, supporting & promoting companies that are good on both equality and workers’ rights serves to level the playing field for good corporate citizens.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work will continue to speak out and educate members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on the vital importance of the union difference for LGBTQ workers;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work will work with our community and labor partners to raise the voices of and tell the stories of LGBTQ workers struggles and successes;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work will prioritize educating members of our community about union products, shops and services;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work will provide training and technical support to allied LGBTQ community organizations on negotiating model event contracts; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Pride at Work will educate our members and allies about choosing union hotels, union printers, union-made vehicles, union airlines and other travel, union performers and union wireless services, union grocery stores and other consumable goods and services.

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