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 would guide its work to improve and empower working women:
- Promote workplace affirmative action
- Strengthen the role of women in unions
- Organize women in the workplace
- Increase women’s roles and influence in political and legislative processes
CLUW has dozens of chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, with members representing most international and national unions. We encourage you to also join a local CLUW chapter. For more information, visit www.cluw.org.
Already a CLUW member? Here’s even more ways you can get together with your UAW Sisters:
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How to host a diaper drive
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UAW Women’s Committee Publication
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10 reasons why being union helps women
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