Tag: Women’s History Month

Now is the time to commit to more activism for women

March is Women’s History Month. Women have always made history and they reminded us of their power by marching in record numbers on Jan. 21. More than two million women around the world marched to show their strength in protecting civil, human and reproductive rights of women, packing the streets of our nation’s capital in and marching through the downtowns of cities and towns, large and small, across America. Women and their supporters arrived in Washington on buses or flew from all over the country to show the power of women to defend their rights, encourage each other to donate ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dottie Jones

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: Dottie Jones Dottie Jones began her career in the labor movement in 1966 when she became a member of Local 630 and served as chief steward. She developed training programs for ... 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

Inspirational Quotes for Women’s History Month Pt. 2

In continued celebration of Women’s History Month, we look to the inspirational words and quotes by notable women whose activism helps unite us as one and propel us all to know better, do better, and to be better. Check out the quotes below for your daily dose of inspiration, and click the links to read more about each woman. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa – Religious Leader Each person must live their life as a model for others. Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Millie Jeffrey

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: Millie Jeffrey Jeffrey in 1960 from the Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State Millie Jeffrey was a long time union and political activist who became the first director of the UAW ... Read more

Inspiring Quotes for Women’s History Month

In continued celebration of Women’s History Month, we look to the inspirational words and quotes by notable women whose activism helps unite us as one and propel us all to know better, do better, and to be better. Check out the quotes below for your daily dose of inspiration, and click the links to read more about each woman.   Activism is something that no one can fake. You get angry. You cry. But you never throw in your towel, because that anger is what is propelling you to further action. Leymah Gbowee – Nobel Prize Laureate & Liberian Peace ... Read more

UAW Women’s History Month Spotlight: Flint Women’s Auxiliary

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 a few noteworthy UAW women: Flint Women’s Auxiliary From Reuther Photo Archives at Wayne State University The Flint Women’s Auxiliary collected money for families, visited strike widows to improve their morale, and provided child care ... 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