Pride Month Profiles: Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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 Duncan Crabtree-Ireland of SAG-AFTRA.

Out magazine recently named SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland as an Out100 Disruptor, citing his leadership during the union’s 118-day strike. “As one of the few out leaders of a major entertainment group, Crabtree-Ireland knows that the fight for labor and LGBTQ+ equality go hand in hand,” the magazine said. “One of the things that we’re fighting for is basic equity, inclusion and fairness in the industry,” Crabtree-Ireland said. “And I’m proud to say that SAG-AFTRA has been at the forefront of making sure that the entire American scene is represented on film, television and streaming—and that’s a fight that we’re in for the long run.”