For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. The first profile this year is the three plaintiffs in the 2020 Supreme Court cases that led to the landmark decision this week protecting the workplace rights of LGBTQ Americans: Aimee Stephens, Gerald Lynn Bostock and Donald Zarda, all fired for being gay; read more here. The three cases were combined and this week the Supreme Court sided with the LGBTQ workers, saying that firing them because of their sexuality was a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pride At Work Executive Director Jerame Davis called the ruling "a huge win for equality." Click here to hear Davis on yesterday's Your Rights At Work radio show on WPFW (which also featured an interview with new Metro Washington Council president Dyana Forester).
- Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO Now blog