The following statement, issued by Pride at Work AFL-CIO’s National Executive Board, was read at the Feb. 1 Solidarity Day Rally for the Boston School Bus Drivers, USW 8751.
On behalf of the National Executive Board and the members of Pride at Work from all around the country, we want to let you know that we stand with you in your current struggle and will do whatever we can to make sure that justice prevails for all of you. USW Local 8751 has always been there when the LGBT labor community has needed you and when we still need you. And that is why we could not be silent about your current struggle. Just like you’ve always been there for us during some very difficult struggles, we always knew that we could count on you.
We wish that we could be there standing with each and every one of you today to send the message that “enough is enough” and that we will all continue to fight until justice prevails. While the Board members of Pride at Work cannot be there, some of our local chapter members are, and we want our brothers and sisters to know that we stand with you today, in solidarity, with our voices and our commitment to be with you in every other way possible until you get justice. And we will let the entire LGBT community know what is happening to you.