Jeremy Bishop

Jeremy Bishop

At a Glance:

Jeremy Bishop has been a Project Contributor since May 2008, has written 27 entries and currently lives in Washington, DC.


Jeremy Bishop is Executive Director of Pride At Work, the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the labor movement and beyond.

Jeremy is a native North Carolinian who moved to Washington, DC after college to take a job at the national office of PFLAG. There, Jeremy helped organize the first staff union through the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) at PFLAG.

After the contract was signed, Jeremy became a field organizer at Pride At Work and has spent his last five years making sure that union officials, shop stewards, and members know the importance that a union contract can bring to LGBT working people. For many who live in states with no non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the only protection LGBT workers have on the job is through a union contract.

When not spreading the good news of the labor movement, Jeremy enjoys watching trashy television, including the UK version of Big Brother, South Park, and such high-brow entertainment as Battlestar Galactica and the McLaughlin Group.

Jeremy Bishop: Recently Filed

Introducing Fairness Works

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | July 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was very happy to get a facebook invite yesterday for Join The Impact's newest campaign: Fairness Works. Join The Impact is the grassroots organization that was able to, with zero money, mobilize millions of LGBT people to march in...Read More

Your Healthcare Stories Are Needed

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | May 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The AFL-CIO is doing a health care survey to help determine priorities as they move forward, working with the administration to push through health care reform. Last year, there was a good response from the LGBT community telling the stories...Read More

Rep. Virginia Foxx Says Matthew Shepard Wasn't a Victim Of Hate Violence

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | April 29, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

From our tremendous friends over at Media Matters: Summary: On April 29, 2009, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx claimed that Matthew Shepard's death was merely the result of a robbery gone bad. While his killers...Read More

Two Words That Dare Not Speak Their Name: Income Inequality

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | March 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Like many Americans, I was outraged about the AIG bonuses that were lavished on executives that have brought ruin to so many Americans, hell, the world. Outraged, but not surprised. We all know there are separate rules for our separate...Read More

National AFL-CIO Calls On California Supreme Court To Invalidate Prop 8

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | March 05, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

From Pride At Work: Miami, Florida- As the AFL-CIO Executive Council gathers in Miami this week, hearing addresses from Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis dealing with the economic crisis and its impact on workers across...Read More