Pride Month: Recommitting to worker equality

Posted Jun. 1, 2022 by

As we recognize Pride Month, it is important that we take a moment to recommit to the fight for LGBTQ equality. Our LGBTQ union siblings deserve to be free from discrimination in all forms, including in the workplace. Not surprisingly, one of the best ways to protect LGBTQ workers is to expand collective bargaining rights. Workers with a union contract are more likely to have many protections that other workers don’t have access to, including protections against discrimination.

We stand at an historic crossroads, where the hard work we put in to organize has paid off with opportunities to protect and expand the rights of all working people. During Pride Month, it’s important to celebrate the victories that LGBTQ Americans have won and to recommit to the fight long after the parades are over. And it is just as important to keep fighting to pass the PRO Act to ensure every worker has a fair opportunity to form their union without the bosses engaging in illegal union-busting tactics.

Interested in doing more? We encourage you to learn more about and become a member of the AFL-CIO Pride At Work program.

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