Pride at Work: Organizing at the Intersection of the Labor and LGBT Movements

TitlePride at Work: Organizing at the Intersection of the Labor and LGBT Movements
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKelly, Maura, and Lubitow, Amy
JournalLabor Studies Journal
VolumePublished online before print January 20, 2015
Date Published2015/01/20/
Keywordsactivism, labor unions, LGBT rights, organizing
Abstract

Collaborations between labor and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations represent opportunities for both movements to increase their membership base, expand their circle of influence, and more fully embrace an intersectional framework for understanding social and economic justice. Drawing from interviews and participation with Pride at Work, an LGBT labor organization, we explore how coalitions that include LGBT and labor organizations can potentially benefit and strengthen both the labor movement and the movement for LGBT rights.