Tag: Women’s Department

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Caroline Davis

March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Caroline Davis Circa 1950s from the Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State Caroline Davis was president of Local 764 in Indiana, and the second director of the Women’s Department from the ... Read more

Her Story

HERSTORY Learning How to Tell Your Story for Personal and Union Leadership Development and Member Engagement and Action download the pdf of this workshop Inspiring political, social justice, and labor leaders all understand the value of storytelling to connect to people for action and engagement. Storytelling is a powerful component of leadership building. This workshop teaches participants the value of storytelling in developing union leadership skills for effective labor-management and union member relations. Participants will learn the value of telling their personal story to move others to action through identification of a goal and a request to the listener. Effective ... Read more

A Promise to Keep

Download the PDF of this workshop An emerging body of motivational material discusses the relative failure of people to keep the “goals” they set compared to the relative success they have of keeping the “promises” they make to themselves.  A defined promise that you make to yourself is a great way to self-motivate positive personal change and growth. Social scientific evidence exists to show that people generally have a deep emotional commitment to keeping the promises they make, and that the desire to keep a promise isn’t driven by a desire to “hold up their end of the deal.”  An economics ... Read more

Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) Founded Today in 1974

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). Taking planes, trains and automobiles, the women gathered to outline a plan of action that would amplify their voices in the male-dominated labor movement of the time. The UAW is proud of its role at that founding convention, which elected then-UAW Vice President Olga Madar as its first president. CLUW’s first convention established four goals that would guide its work to improve and empower working women: Promote workplace affirmative action ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Caroline Davis

March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: Caroline Davis Circa 1950s from the Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State Caroline Davis was president of Local 764 in Indiana, and the second director of the Women’s Department from the ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: May Reuther

March is Women’s History Month. From the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 through the war years of Rosie the Riveter, from the postwar fight for jobs to today’s campaigns for pay equity and safe workplaces, women have played a key role in UAW history. Side by side, women and men are building a stronger union every day. We salute UAW women everywhere. Here’s the story of one noteworthy UAW woman: From the Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State May Wolf was working as a teacher when she met Walter Reuther in Detroit in 1936. While Walter Reuther was trying to organize ... Read more