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UAW Brothers and Sisters, 

The UAW’s commitment to ensuring equity, dignity, and inclusion both in life and in the workplace is unwavering. Collective bargaining remains our most powerful tool against discrimination of any kind. It is through this process that the UAW fights tirelessly so that working people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions can enjoy the protections of a union contract. 

We honor the legacy of LGBTQIA+ organizers whose contributions have too often gone underappreciated and unknown. LGBTQIA+ people face ongoing discrimination due to the lack of adequate federal protections in the workplace. At the same time, state legislatures continue to pass extreme, discriminatory laws that restrict both LGBTQIA+ rights, especially trans rights, and the freedom to join a union. Our movement will never tolerate hate and will continue to be a force for progress whether it’s in the courts, on the streets, or at the ballot box this fall. 

The UAW Women’s Department proudly stands in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community everywhere, this month and always. Together, we strive for a world where everyone is treated with the respect and equality they deserve. We are committed to creating safe, inclusive environments where all workers can thrive without fear of discrimination. 

Our fight is far from over, but together, we will continue to push forward, championing the rights and dignity of all individuals. The strength of our union lies in our diversity, and it is through unity that we will achieve lasting change. 

In solidarity, 

LaShawn English, Director
UAW Women’s Department
UAW Region 1