The Worker Institute’s Donahue to Serve on Executive Board of Pride At Work
Linda Donahue, editor and director of The Worker Institute’s Union Communication Services, was recently appointed to the National Executive Board of Pride At Work, representing the Rochester - Finger Lakes Chapter. Pride At Work is a constituency group of the AFL-CIO that represents LGBT union members and their allies and organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community to further social and economic justice.
Linda joined Cornell ILR in 1979 and has worked as a labor educator most of her adult life, offering workshops and labor studies courses to union activists in Upstate New York. She champions the labor movement’s efforts to consistently advocate for good wages, safe conditions, meaningful education, adequate health care and improved opportunities for working people.
In 2007, she co-authored the study The Cost of Worker Misclassification in New York State to spotlight these issues. She also chaired the 2009 Wage Board, consolidating the restaurant and hotel industries’ wage orders. Earlier this year, Linda received the Irish Labor 10 award from the Irish Echo, the oldest Irish-American newspaper in the United States.
Pride At Work seeks full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions and works towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. It aims to educate the LGBT Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community. From it's national office in Washington, DC, Pride At Work coordinates and supports more than 20 Chapters across the country.