Major labor unions and organizations across the state have announced their support for Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law protecting our transgender neighbors from discrimination in public spaces. They include the AFL-CIO, Massachusetts Teachers Association, and 1199SEIU. In total, they represent more than 65,000 families and workers across the state of Massachusetts.
In 2016, when this update to our existing non-discrimination laws was heading through the legislative process, these same leading unions delivered a letter to lawmakers calling for its swift passage.
In fact, unions have long been some of the earliest and strongest supporters of LGBT equality, because they know that when any person experiences discrimination in our great Commonwealth, it’s bad for all of us.
Now, they are standing proudly in support of these critical non-discrimination protections, and urging their fellow Bay Staters to vote YES to uphold them at the ballot box this November.