June 05, 2023
Alliance teams up with Pride at Work to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month
The Alliance wishes all our members a Happy Pride Month this June!
The AFL-CIO LGBTQ+ constituency, pride in workoffers a timely reminder that LGBTQ+ people still lack basic federal legal protections in the workplace, leaving the LGBTQ+ community vulnerable to recent egregious 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 all states. They protect LGBTQ+ workers from harassment and can mean real progress for workers and their families in gaining retirement security, health care, savings and more.
LGBTQ+ workers face retaliation and fear being fired for supporting their coworkers. It’s hard for workers to see the same pride-celebrating corporations turn around and hire 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., Alliance Secretary-Treasurer. “We all need to keep fighting to make sure this is a reality for everyone.”