Recently, API Equality learned that two months ago, Paulo, a cook at the Hyatt Santa Clara and union committee member, was fired from his job. We believe Paulo was unfairly targeted both because he was a union committee leader and because he identifies as transgender.
At API Equality, we are committed to all forms of equality, in the workplace, in our homes, and in our hearts. The same misunderstanding and fear that targets our families and couples and bars them from marriage is the same ignorance that has eliminated the job security and equality in the workplace that folks like Paulo so desperately need in today’s economy.
We invite you to a community hearing tonight to learn about Paulo’s situation, and to discuss how the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community and the labor movement can be stronger allies.
What: A Community Hearing on the experiences of LGBT workers at the non-union Hyatt Santa Clara
When: August 20th, 6 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Community Church, 65 S 7th St, San Jose
Please join us!
Tawal Panyacosit Jr., Director