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Pride Month Profiles: Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed

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 Andrew Reed.

Andrew Reed grew up in a union home. His father was a member of the United Steelworkers (USW). In 2015, he began working at Stark County Job and Family Services in Ohio. The next year, he became active in the same union his father belonged to and serves as president of USW Local 9187. He is a member of the USW International LGBTQ+ Advisory Council and is the LGBTQ+ liaison for USW District 1. His other activities include chairing the United Way's Labor Cares Program, completing one year of the District 1 Leadership Program and Boy Scouts of America, where he is an Eagle Scout and has won awards for his outstanding leadership.

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