Queer Activism in the Labor Movement
Smith, Sara R.http://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4338
Date Written: 2015-01-31
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18118
In the 1970s, Teresa Rankin kept her sexual orientation private while organizing textile workers at J.P. Stevens in North Carolina. When the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) offered her an organizing position in a small town in Virginia, Rankin, turned down the opportunity fearing isolation due to her sexual orientation.