Creating an environment where Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer 1199 members can have a voice within our union and the labor movement as a whole.
Throughout most of the northeast, June is LGBTQ Pride Month. And this year, with LGBTQ rights under attack by the current White House and its right-wing allies, 1199SEIU members at marches in New York City, Albany and Massachusetts showed their Union Pride and determination to defend the LGBTQ community.
1199SEIU represents workers at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Task Force was founded in 1973 in New York City as the National Gay Task Force. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980 as the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States.
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on January 21, 2017. Last year’s event in the U.S. capital drew hundreds of thousands of participants and spawned thousands of sister marches of every size around the world.
Coy Jones is our Political Organizer in Orlando, Florida. One month after the Pulse Tragedy, she couldn’t just sit there and watch Senator Marco Rubio oppose gun control. So she joined a sit-in for at his office, 49 hours for the 49 victims. This is her story.
n spite of so many obstacles, working people continue to be fearless. The opposition consistently underestimates us. In Florida—a ‘right to work’ state—700 members at Consulate nursing homes persisted in their fight for respect and better wages and in May won a contract.“