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As we enter the month of March, I am inspired to reflect on the significant contributions of women within our UAW community in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Throughout history, women have played pivotal roles in shaping our union and driving positive change. Their resilience, determination, and dedication have been instrumental in advancing workers’ rights and fostering a more inclusive environment for all members.

 However, as we honor the achievements of women within the UAW, it is essential to recognize the challenges that persist. The fight for equal opportunities, fair treatment, and representation remains ongoing. In this spirit, let us recommit ourselves to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our ranks.

 The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children under state law, meaning the embryo has rights consistent with a living person. This negatively impacts reproductive rights and options for families who seek IVF to have children. This serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant in safeguarding the rights of women, both within our union and in society at large. Upholding reproductive freedom, advocating for equal pay, and addressing gender-based violence are crucial aspects of our commitment to justice and equality.

This Women’s History Month, I encourage us all to engage in meaningful conversations, celebrate the achievements of our female colleagues, and actively work towards a more equitable future. Let us amplify the voices of women within the UAW, ensuring that their perspectives and contributions are acknowledged and valued. As we navigate the challenges ahead, let our collective efforts serve as a testament to the UAW’s unwavering commitment to advancing women’s rights. By fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, we can continue to build a union that reflects the strength and diversity of its members.

Let’s celebrate March 8 by wearing Purple in support of International Women’s Day while also taking action by signing the petitioning members of the House of Representatives to bring HJ Res 25 to the House floor by clicking here.

Thank you for your dedication to the principles of equality and justice. Together, let us create a legacy that honors the contributions of women within the UAW by wearing purple and taking action.

In solidarity,
LaShawn English
Women’s Department Director,
Region 1 Director