Pride Month Profiles: Andrew Tallett

Andrew Tallett

For Pride Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ workers who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Andrew Tallett of AFSCME.

Andrew Tallett is a guest services screening representative at the University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay, where he helps patients access medical care. He is also an active member of his union, AFSCME Local 3299. Last year, Tallett organized alongside his co-workers to protect their jobs from proposed layoffs and hiring freezes, which would have weakened the vital services they provide for many San Franciscans. “Pride is being the person that won’t shy away or back down from a difficult situation or harassment or being told you are not good enough,” Tallett said.