Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the Labor Movement’s long-held conviction that no worker should be fired because of who they are.
Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor responded to the historic decisions for Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
“This is an uncertain time for many of us. Our country, state and communities are suffering from a public health pandemic, facing a rapidly falling economy, and witnessing a historic wave of activism against structural racism. The decisions yesterday from the Supreme Court are welcome news in the fight for a fair and just economy for all working people. The Supreme Court upheld a law won by the Black Civil Rights movement which now protects LGBTQ workers - a true intersection of justice. This is a reaffirmation of our beliefs and values as a Union Movement and we will continue to push forward in our fight for justice for all.”