Pride At Work has launched a Chicago branch!

On Tuesday July 30th, representatives from UIC’s GEO attended a Pride At Work meeting.

The Pride At Work national website states, “Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization and an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations.) We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community for social and economic justice. In addition to national Pride at Work, more than 20 Chapters organize at the state and local level around the country.

We seek full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBT Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.

We organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All. “We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.”

If you are interested in getting involved, joining or finding out more about Pride At Work Chicago,  email michaelharrington@ctulocal1.com .

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