International Workers Day has always been one of our favorite holidays– for some of us it’s about celebrating the collective power we hold when we recognize the value of the work we do– paid or unpaid, visible or not. For some of us it’s about standing together as immigrants and allies, documented and undocumented, and [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAYDAY/ 1 de MAYO STRIKE! MARCH! NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! HUELGA! MANIFESTACIÓN! NO AL TRABAJO! NO AL COLEGIO! 24TH ST. AND MISSION ST. 9:30 AM –> GATHER (BREAKFAST!!!!) / REUNIÓN (DESAYUNO!!) 10 AM –> MARCH… TAKE BACK THE STREETS / MANIFESTACIÓN… RETOMEMOS LAS CALLES 16TH & MISSION 11 AM –> STREET THEATER/ TEATRO CALLEJERO [...]
Reposted from Colorlines: Friday, January 27 On Jan. 1, 2012, San Francisco’s minimum wage became the first in the nation to pass the $10 mark. The lowest-wage workers will now earn $10.24 an hour, up from the previous rate of $9.92 last year. The city’s minimum wage is tied to and adjusted for inflation, or [...]
Singing, “Stop calling, stop calling, can’t afford to pay anymore,” a flash mob danced on the counters and in the lobby of the San Francisco Wells Fargo branch on Montgomery and Market on January 7th to protest Wells Fargo’s role in the economic and housing crisis. The event, organized by San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ [...]
Join SF Pride at Work/ HAVOQ to help shut down the Port of Oakland! We will be meeting at 5:30AM SHARP at the West Oakland Bart station. Find our sparkly pink, blue, & gold flags! We will march together to the port. If you can’t make the 5:30am march, people will be gathering at 3:00PM [...]
On November 2nd, we joined thousands of people from around the Bay Area to stand together to join in the General Strike called by the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland at Oscar Grant plaza. All day long, marches originating from all over the city shut down every major bank in downtown Oakland. In the evening, [...]
November 17 is the National Day of Action against Wage Theft. That day has also been called as a an Occupy Day of Action. Across the country, worker centers, religious organizations, labor leaders and others will be hosting actions to call attention to the epidemic of wage theft. The Progressive Worker’s Alliance (a coalition we are part [...]
Want to join fellow HAVOQ/ Pride at Work-ers in the Oakland General Strike tomorrow? come whenever you can! here are some options for places to meet up with queer friends: Morningtime (8:30am-10am): I Will Survive….Capitalism, A FLASH MOB to learn the dance, show up at 8:30AM at Oscar Grant (Ogawa) Plaza or WATCH THE RIDICULOUS [...]
Resources for Accessing and Expanding Transgender Health Care The following links lead to resources for investigating health care options, learning about your rights, organizing for improved access to services or connecting with an organization. MEDICAL CARE World Professional Organization for Transgender Health (WPATH). This international organization at the forefront of medical advising for transgender health [...]
SF Pride at Work/HAVOQ is joining Causa Justa and Occupy San Francisco at the: Forclose on Wallstreet West action Wednesday October 12 7am @ 101 Market (the Federal Reserve) “We are the 99% and we are fighting back! We are foreclosing on the banks of the Wallstreet West- the San Francisco Financial District. Join us for an [...]