Pride at Work: Creating a Positive Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Pride at Work: Creating a Positive Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

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The United Steelworkers represents more than 288,000 workers across Canada. In all kinds of workplaces, from offices and universities to mines, mills and factories, men and women have joined the Steelworkers' union because of a tradition of negotiating, defending and fighting for workers' rights.

Proud to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, Steelworkers are actively working for equality in the workplace, at the bargaining table and in our communities. Steelworkers are helping to raise understanding and respect for the diversity and differences that make us strong, proud and, indeed, Everybody's Union.

Human rights are workers' rights. When someone is harassed or isolated in the workplace because of his sexual orientation or her gender identity, their human rights and their rights as workers are violated.

Fear of harassment, violence, isolation and bullying lead many people to hide or deny their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Steelworkers union must continue to take steps to help create "positive space" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.

At the Bargaining Table

In the union

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