Employee Groups & Workplace Advocacy
SPECTRA is a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered employees of Corning Inc. We include people of every ethnicity, race, color, age, disability, religion, and national origin. Our mission is to create an environment that embraces a wide range of sexual orientations, family arrangements, and genders through supporting the individual, the Corporation, and the community.
XCS GLBT Alliance will serve as a resource to XCS / GE to achieve workplace diversity and employee productivity goals:
To provide learning and leadership opportunities that build skills and business acumen through networking, events and mentoring. Contact Person: Derek Collins
GLOB&L, Bausch & Lomb’s Rochester-based affinity network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered employees. Meets every Thursday in Area 67, conference room at the Optic Center.
Gay & Lesbian Organization for Business And Leadership (GLOBAL)
The strategy of the Gay & Lesbian Organization for Business and Leadership is to help create a respectful environment that supports GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender) employees in feeling proud, integrated and secure. Some of its primary objectives are to increase the awareness of GLBT issues within our companies, ensure the inclusion of sexual orientation language in all materials citing Johnson & Johnson’s anti-discrimination policies and to create a networking/support forum for GLBT employees. Contact Person: Judy Pfoltzer at Johnson & Johnson Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
The LAMBDA NETWORK AT KODAK is a diverse group of Eastman Kodak Company employees and retirees who, through support and education, assists in maintaining a supportive and inclusive work environment for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression.
Mailing address: PO Box 67234, Rochester NY 14617
It went from idea, to discussions, to a NYSUT resolution, and finally to a face-to-face meeting: 20 union members of a new task force met this past weekend to share stories and begin determining the best way to educate peers and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer colleagues.
Their task, as set out by a 2013 NYSUT resolution from the Representative Assembly, is to examine the atmosphere toward LGBTQ people in education, which has too often included bullying, exclusion or derision, creating anxiety and secrecy.
The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.
We see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions.
We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity.
We aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.
We intend to do this in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion o political views.
Pride at Work (PAW) Rochester-Finger Lakes Chapter is the increasingly visible voice of GLBT organized labor in the Genesee Valley region and has initiated significant outreach to the local labor community, with positive results.
Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Out Resource Center. Call for information on becoming a member or a schedule of upcoming activities.