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Pride Parade 2024

NATCA Celebrates Pride Month 2024 with Unity at Capital Pride Parade!

To commemorate Pride Month in 2024, NATCA members, staff, and their family members proudly represented our Union in the Capital Pride Parade in Washington today. At the parade, the group representing our Union had the opportunity to meet acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, the 37th leader of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Parade organizers estimated around 700,000 individuals are attending Capital Pride this year — a number that could jump to 3 million in 2025 when the District serves as the host city for WorldPride 2025.

Pride Month is a time to reflect on the meaning of Pride, especially within the labor movement. Pride is essential as it embodies the principles of solidarity and mutual support. The labor movement has a long history of fighting for the rights of all workers, and this includes advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. When union members march in Pride parades, they are not only celebrating diversity within their ranks but also reaffirming their commitment to ensuring that no one is left behind. Solidarity means that the fight for fair treatment, respect, and equal opportunities extends to everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

By participating in events like the Capital Pride Parade, NATCA demonstrates its unwavering support for LGBTQ+ members and allies in the union, in our communities, and in our workplaces. This collective action highlights the union’s dedication to working together for a better, brighter future for all. Happy Pride 2024!

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