“WE DIDN’T COME HERE TO SWAP RECIPES!”
-MYRA WOLFANG AT FIRST CLUW CONVENTION
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.