Howard Wallace, a longtime organizer who co-founded Pride at Work, died on Nov. 14. He was 76 years old and will be well remembered. There will be a memorial on January 6 at ILWU Local 34 (next to AT&T Park) from 2 to 4 p.m. Dolores Huerta of the United Farm Workers and other major [...]
Workers and Unions
Pride at Work is the queer voice in the labor movement. We are also a collective of queer activists fighting for worker justice. We work to ensure that unions understand and support LGBTQ issues. We work with unions to see that they are equipped to fight for domestic partner benefits and against LGBT discrimination.
We also educate the LGBT community to understand and support the labor movement. We regularly join local unions on the picket line. We are spreading the word in the LGBT community about union strikes, boycotts, and other campaigns. We support workers who are trying to organize unions so that they can get better pay, benefits, and voice on the job. We have our own seat on the San Francisco Labor Council. Howard Wallace, one of Pride at Work’s founders, is our representative. Pride at Work nationally has a seat on the board of the AFL-CIO. Nancy Wolfowitz of the OPEIU is our representative at the AFL-CIO.
Pride at Work supports workers trying to enforce their rights at work. Have you experienced discrimination or unfair treatment at work? Have you worked long hours for low pay? Pride at Work can help you get information about your right to the SF minimum wage, paid sick days, and healthcare. Contact us at email@example.com
Yesterday, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pride at Work President Emeritus Howard Wallace passed away. Howard, 76, had been struggling with Alzheimer’s for several years and was in hospice here in San Francisco, cared for by a number of friends and members of the labor and LGBT communities. Organizing since the 1960’s, Howard was known throughout [...]
Local and National Trans-Healthcare Victories this Summer: Affordable Care Act Expands Healthcare Rights of LGBT Communities: The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that the prohibition on sex-based discrimination under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes gender identity. This means this means that any hospital, clinic or healthcare program receiving federal funding cannot [...]
SF Pride at Work is spear-heading a letter campaign to show Kaiser that their members and community support an end to discrimination and full healthcare coverage for transgender patients. Kaiser members, unions and other organizations can participate. If your union or non-profit organization would consider writing a letter contact us for support and suggested text.If [...]
Please join us for our 6th Annual Variety Show and Fundraiser to support all of the work we do. Dancing, live music, burlesque, drag, gay haircuts, delicious food, raffle, and more!
How does Kaiser discriminate against trans people? Kaiser and many major healthcare providers discriminate against transgender people by refusing to cover medically necessary treatment sought by patients and recommended by doctors. Every health care provider has a list of exclusions: products and services they will not cover under any circumstances. Kaiser includes healthcare needs of [...]
by Fred Sherburn-Zimmer‚ Jun. 28‚ 2012, BeyondChron: http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Pride_at_Work_Havoq_Crashes_Kaiser_Contingent_in_SF_Pride_Parade_10278.html On Pride Sunday, San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ along with a large contingent of OccuPride activists streamed into the street in front of the Kaiser Permanente float, surrounding their pink thrive balloons with the message, “Trans people don’t thrive when Kaiser discriminates.” Pride at Work decided to [...]
By Judy Greenspan: Published Jun 27, 2012 : Workers World The foremothers and forefathers of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movements would have been proud of the series of protests and actions held in the Bay Area the last weekend in June. At a time when commercialization and corporate buyouts of LGBTQ heritage [...]
When workers at the DeYoung and Legion of Honor asked for a bit of help, SF Pride at Work showed up in cone bras! The bosses from the Corporation of the Fine Arts are hiring a team of fancy lawyers & consultants to fight the the union. At this point their boss has spent more [...]
What: Join Pride at Work/HAVOQ in calling on Kaiser to end discrimination against transgender people.When and Where: Saturday May 12th at 1pm at the San Francisco Kaiser Geary campus.Why: Kaiser says they care about providing medical care that takes care of the needsof the LGBTQ community. However Kaiser, like the majority of health care providers, [...]