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Labor Unions Call On NY Legislators To Pass Transgender Protections

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Queerty
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May 31, 2013

The clock is ticking in Albany, and the New York State Senate still hasn’t gotten around to a vote on the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which would extend antidiscrimination protections to transgendered people. Now a coalition of powerful labor unions are adding their voices to up pressure for the passage of the measure.SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, AFL-CIO and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), are calling on the Senate to pass the measure, which has passed the state Assembly six years in a row only to have the Senate not vote on it. ”It’s time that SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, AFL-CIO and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), are calling on the Senate to pass the measure, which has passed the state Assembly six years in a row only to have the Senate not vote on it. ”It’s time that the Senate passed this legislation, to ensure that no hard-working New Yorker lacks protection and risks unjust termination simply because of who they are,” said Kevin Finnegan, Legislative and Political Director of SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.