Tag: women

How Union Women celebrate National Sisters Day

The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day, and your opportunity to show your appreciation for that unique bond only sisters can understand. What better way to celebrate than joining with your fellow union sisters in the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)? On March 24, 1974, over 3,000 determined labor union women and supportive feminists from across the United States convened in Chicago to create the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). The UAW was a founding supporter of CLUW, which elected then-UAW Vice President Olga Madar as its first president. CLUW’s first convention established four goals that ... Read more

UAW Women Should Run!

Welcome to UAW Women Should Run! We need to empower more women to run for office. This digital program is designed to help UAW women expand their awareness of possible paths to union or public leadership, get focused on where they want to go, and take real steps to move down the path they choose. This “Incubator” tool is providing step-by-step education and guidance for doing just that! How the Workshop Works: Plan a “UAW Women Should Run” meeting (about 30 mins). Have your Women’s Committee members commit to bring at least one woman from the local to the meeting ... Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Join us this Saturday for an event celebrating International Women’s Day! The free event will feature live entertainment and community networking opportunities. This year’s theme is Creating Victory Through Values, Vision, and Voices. We hope to see you there!   UAW Local 600 Hall 10550 Dix Avenue Dearborn, MI Registration: 9-10 a.m. Program: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence is widespread and impacts everyone and every community. Victims often experience guilt, shame, fear, numbness, shock and feelings of isolation and suffer from long-term health risks and behaviors such as PTSD, depression, pregnancy and STDs. We all have a role to play! The UAW is committed to ending sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence, including in the workplace. We seek to promote healthy behaviors that create safe and equitable workplace communities. For information on how you can help prevent sexual violence, visit uaw.org/women

Stand in solidarity with working women and support #EqualPayDay

Around the web, organizations and activists are taking action to bring awareness to the challenges women across the globe face every day. Can you send out a tweet to highlight #EqualPayDay and show your support? [easy-tweet tweet=”Today I stand with women across the globe for equal pay in the workplace! #EqualPayDay” via=”no” hashtags=”#EqualPayDay”] o Today, April 4th, is #EqualPayDay. Join us on Twitter at 2-3 pm ET to speak out for #EqualPay & the #PaycheckFairnessAct! pic.twitter.com/h75zpZZGG5 — IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) April 4, 2017 The #PayGap doesn't just impact women's take home pay—think about retirement, pensions, healthcare coverage & everything else! #EqualPayDay ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Julie Kushner

Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.

UAW Women Should Run!

Welcome to UAW Women Should Run! We need to empower more women to run for office. This digital program is designed to help UAW women expand their awareness of possible paths to union or public leadership, get focused on where they want to go, and take real steps to move down the path they choose. This “Incubator” tool is providing step-by-step education and guidance for doing just that! How the Workshop Works: Plan a “UAW Women Should Run” meeting (about 30 mins). Have your Women’s Committee members commit to bring at least one woman from the local to the meeting ... Read more

UAW Women’s Committee Publication

There are many different ways to use publications to support your local Women’s Committee work. Find one that works best for you. Create a: Flier Pamphlet Brochure Newsletter Circulate it: Weekly Monthly Quarterly Annually Communicate: Women’s Labor History Educational Opportunities/Resources Activities of Local Women’s Committee Accomplishments of UAW Women/ Recognition Events Download Example

Stand up for someone’s rights tomorrow!

Tomorrow, December 10 is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. Stand up for someone at risk of discrimination or violence such as women, a homeless person, a minority group, a LGBT person, indigenous peoples, or anyone else in need. Read more at www.UN.org >>>

EPI: What is the gender pay gap and is it real?

The complete guide to how women are paid less than men and why it can’t be explained away Working women are paid less than working men. A large body of research accounts for, diagnoses, and investigates this “gender pay gap.” But this literature often becomes unwieldy for lay readers, and because pay gaps are political topics, ideological agendas often seep quickly into discussions. Read the full article on EPI.org >>>