posts categorized asActivism

LGBT Advocacy and the AFL-CIO

by on June 27, 2016

June is Pride Month in the U.S. Pride, this year, marks the 47th anniversary of Stonewall, and the first year since Obergefell v. Hodges. Pride at Work, the AFL-CIO LGBT constituency group, and its members have been fighting for LGBT equality since before the organization was founded in 1994.

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Radical Leisure

by on June 9, 2016

Connections, both real and hoped for, between the labor movement and environmentalists have been news for at least fifteen years now. The possibility of such a connection came into wider view at the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999, when alliances between trade unionists and other protest groups made headlines with catchy phrases like “Teamsters for Turtles”—or, more prosaically, the “blue-green alliance,” in reference to blue-collar workers joining with green ecological activists.

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