For Pride Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ union members who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is April Gigetts of AFSCME.
April Gigetts began her union career as a carpenter with Carpenters Local 158 in Philadelphia. She later was employed by the city of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections starting in 2005 and took on many roles of leadership, rising from steward to president of her local, and now serves as the president of AFSCME District Council 47. Gigetts has also served as a former board member for the Coalition of Labor Union Women.