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 Jon Schleuss.
Jon Schleuss, president of The NewsGuild-CWA, grew up in rural southern Arkansas. He began his activism in college, organizing student marches and serving on the board of an LGBTQ+ rights group. While working as a data and graphics journalist at the Los Angeles Times, he joined together with his colleagues to organize their newsroom for the first time in the paper's 135-year history.