Alliance Joins Pride at Work in Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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June 05, 2023

Alliance Joins Pride at Work in Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

The Alliance wishes all of our members a Happy Pride Month this June!

The AFL-CIO’s LGBTQ+ constituency group, Pride at Work, offers a timely reminder that LGBTQ+ people still lack basic federal legal protections in the workplace, making the LGBTQ+ community vulnerable to recent appalling and shameful actions by state legislatures. However, the labor movement is fighting back. And the best tool is a union contract. Union contracts are legally enforceable in every state. They protect LGBTQ+ workers from harassment, and can mean real progress for workers and their families to gain retirement security, health care, savings and more.

LGBTQ+ workers face retaliation and fear getting fired for standing with their co-workers. It’s hard for workers to see the very same corporations that celebrate pride turn around and hire anti-union-busting consultants and deny their workers the promise of a union contract.

“Pride Month is a reminder that all Americans of all ages want to live and work without fear of discrimination or violence,” said Joseph Peters, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance. “We must all continue to fight to make sure this is a reality for all.”

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