UFCW activists traveling to #WP14TO, welcome Obama’s announcement to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Workers
Toronto – June 25, 2014 – Canada’s most progressive union welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will sign an executive order to stop federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ workers. As a leading participant in World Pride 2014, UFCW Canada calls on employers everywhere to permanently put an end to bullying, discrimination and harassment against our LGBTQ sisters and brothers.
Every day, UFCW Canada uses the power of organizing and collective bargaining to ensure that workplaces are safe, secure and inclusive for our LGBTQ members. Our sisters and brothers in the United States have been pushing their government for many years to adopt legislation that will stop employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers. In making his announcement, Obama pointed out that nearly 30 states still allow employers to harass or terminate someone simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Members of UFCW’s OUTreach group are traveling from across the United States and Canada for the event Come and Celebrate Your UFCW Pride. The free drop-in extravaganza will be held on June 28 from 10AM to 4PM at the Sheraton Centre Hotel.The LGBTQ arts showcase offers participants an opportunity to network with local and international activists, grab some refreshments during Pride Toronto, and listen to live music. Members of UFCW Canada and our Local Unions also have the opportunity to win a free iPad and other fabulous prizes at the event. Register now and help us Come and Celebrate Your UFCW Pride.