The Transport Workers of America applauds the United States Supreme Court’s June 15 landmark decision that affirms sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. No one should live in fear of discrimination in the workplace based on who they are or who they love.
It is unconscionable that an employer would fire someone because they are a member of the LGBT community. It’s bigotry, plain and simple. Workers’ rights are human rights and TWU has a long history of fighting for the equal rights of all workers. We stand proudly with our LGBT members on this historic day for workers’ rights.