For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today's Pride Month profile is Brittany Anderson.
Andrews, an organizer with the Machinists (IAM), spoke to the union difference for LGBTQ+ workers:
Even with the June 2020 Supreme Court victory finally making workplace discrimination against LGBTQ workers illegal across the entire country, the strongest workplace protection for queer workers is still a union. Being union gives us a voice in the collective bargaining process, meaning we can spell out exactly what we need to be safe and respected at our shop. Nothing beats the power and solidarity of union siblings standing together.