How to Talk about LGBTQ People and Issues

LGBTQ 101 As LGBTQ issues continue to be at the forefront of our national dialogue, it is important for union members and leaders to be able to discuss these topics effectively and non-offensively. This guide seeks to introduce the basic language and concepts inherent in any discussion of the LGBTQ experience in the workplace.

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Painters Local #1964


Since their charter in May of 1900, Painters Local #1964 have made tremendous efforts to give back to the community. Recently, several members, many of them veterans, banded together to restripe the parking lot at the center for Veterans of Foreign Wars center. Additionally, they repaired a derelict flagpole, Memorial Howitzer, handrail and signage. The following vendors donated (or discounted) their services to help with this project:

  • Rodda Paint – Tacoma (donation)
  • Flags-R-Flying – Tacoma (discount)
  • V.F.W. Post #91 – Tacoma (food – meals provided)

If you have any questions or are interested in the history of volunteerism not only by the painters of local 1964 but of the international Union of painters and Allied trades here and District Council 5 Washington State please contact Chris Winters (253-307-5594).

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