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 Sandie Carner-Shafran of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Sandie Carner-Shafran is a member of the New York State United Teachers' (NYSUT) board of directors and NYSUT's LGBTQ+ Committee. She is a trainer for a NYSUT Education and Learning Trust workshop on the harassment of LGBTQ+ people. The program allowed Carner-Shafran to provide free books for the educators to take back to their classrooms. When she served as president of the Saratoga Labor Council, they offered implicit bias training to council members and are updating the pronouns in the organization's constitution and by-laws.