Pride Month Profiles: Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez

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 Jamie Martinez of the United Steelworkers (USW).

USW Local 1155L member Jamie Martinez fought like hell for the past several years to ensure that they, and their fellow union siblings at Bridgestone-Firestone in Tennessee, have access to gender-affirming health care. “While ‘no’ was the first answer I got, ‘yes’ was the only one I accepted,” Martinez said. Martinez also proudly serves on the USW LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee.