Transgender union worker claims bullying, harassment – by Seth Hemmelgarn

A well-known union and LGBT activist in San Francisco is claiming he has endured bullying and harassment at work.

Robert Haaland, who is transgender, is political coordinator for Service Employees International Union Local 1021.

In a February complaint e-mailed to Seth Schapiro, whom Haaland said is the local union’s human resources person, Haaland wrote that supervisor Andre Spearman has “unlawfully harassed and bullied me because of my gender identity and created a hostile work environment for me.”