Pride Month Profiles: Chelsea Bland

Chelsea Bland

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 Chelsea Bland of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

Chelsea Bland is a proud Black, queer union member working to leave her mark on the labor movement. She is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and for supporting spaces of intersectionality within the labor movement. Bland serves as president of the Metropolitan D.C. chapter of CLUW. Through the chapter, she works to elevate the voices, stories and leadership of labor women and femmes in the metro D.C. area. Bland is a 14-year member of OPEIU Local 2.