What is Pride at Work?

Pride at workNational Pride at Work (P@W) is affiliated as the newest constituency group of the AFL-CIO.  The Purpose of P@W is to mobilize mutual support between the organized labor movement and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community around organizing for social and economic justice.

Pride at work strives to create a labor movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness and ensures safety and dignity.  P@W wants to see full equality for LGBT workers in their workplaces and their unions.  They aim to educate the LGBT community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people.  This is done in the spirit of the historic motto, “An injury to one is an injury to all.”  P@W is opposed to all forms of discrimination on the job and in unions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.

IAM Member and Connecticut State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier serves as  Pride at Work Executive Board Member.

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