Tag: women

Hillary Clinton: A fighter for equal pay for women

When women thrive, America thrives. Eliminating the gender pay gap, ensuring access to child care and elder care, securing reproductive rights and access to health care, keeping the workplace free from violence including sexual assault and harassment – effectively addressing these issues helps everyone in America, not just women. “Too often, these are called women’s issues,” said Hillary Clinton. “Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America.” Unions help in the fight for improving women’s lives. Unions reduce the pay gap between men and women, a ... Read more

How to host a diaper drive

Download a PDF Version of This Activity Imagine only being able to change your baby’s diaper once a day in order to make it last until your next paycheck. For an average infant, a healthy change of diapers is up to 12 times per day, and 8 for a toddler. For low income families, a baby can be in a single diaper all day long or longer. This increases the risk of skin infection and worse. Currently there is No “safety net” (WIC, Food Stamps, Medicare (except hospice) that pays for or provides diapers. Find a partner organization to donate ... Read more

Organize a book club

What is a UAW Women’s book club? Of course you’ve heard of book clubs where people come together to discuss books, but what exactly is a UAW Women’s book club? UAW Women book clubs are ones where groups read books that empower and educate union women. The books recommended for our book clubs will be ones that strengthen our leadership skills and expand women’s roles within the UAW. Why organize a book club? Book clubs can teach valuable skills for union leaders such as learning how to articulate an opinion and present an argument. They also provide a great social ... Read more