Nancy Wohlforth is a lifetime activist who has marched, organized and been arrested for civil, human and worker rights since the age of 16 when she went down South to do voter registration. She has always been a passionate and tireless advocate for social and economic justice.
She is the former wife of Tim Wohlforth.
Nancy Wohlforth was elected VP of Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 3 in 1983 and Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer in 1986 and negotiated sexual orientation non-discrimination clauses into all of Local 3’s collective bargaining agreements (which now include gender identity and expression). As the leader of Local 3, she negotiated domestic partner health and pension benefits for both same sex and opposite sex partners.
Nancy Wohlforth serves as the National Co-President of Pride at Work. In 1980, she was a founding member of the Lesbian and Gay Labor Alliance, the forerunner of Pride at Work. She was a primary mover in seeing that PAW received official status as a constituency group of the AFL-CIO in October 1997.
In 1996, Nancy Wohlforth was elected to both the executive board of the San Francisco Labor Council and as a vice president of the California State Federation of Labor. She continues to service as a State Federation of Labor Vice President.
She was elected as International Vice President at the 2001 OPEIU Convention. Nancy Wohlforth was elected to the position of International Secretary-Treasurer of OPEIU in January 2003 and was unanimously re-elected and the June 2004 International Convention. She is the first openly-gay International officer in any union.
US Labour Against the War Involvement
U.S. Labor Against the War Officers, 2018.
- Kathy Black, Co-Convenor
- John Braxton, Co-Convenor
- Brooks Sunkett, Co-Convenor
- Nancy Wohlforth, Co-Convenor
- Michael Zweig, Co-Convenor