LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.
Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.
The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.
Carla Hale, beloved 19-year teacher at Bishop Watterson High School here, was fired by the Catholic Diocese in March for "violating the morality clause."
Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, unionists backed the right of same-sex couples to marry as the justices held hearings on two separate cases on the issue.
Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.
Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.