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The CLUW National Executive Board will be meeting on November 13. All CLUW members who are not members of the NEB are welcome to attend as observers. See Tentative Agenda for NEB and Conference.
Conference sessions are designed to give union women skills so they can play prominent roles in their unions and their communities. This training will offer several tracks of in depth education (you will be expected to choose one) as well as a number of elective workshops.
Here is a sampling with a complete listing and descrptions that can be found here.
Educational Tracks: 1. Skills for Emerging Leaders, 2. Organizing for Change, 3. Are You Thinking About Running for Office? Now is the Time! 4. Public Speaking...Yes I Can! (you will be expected to choose one).
Elective Workshops: Workplace Bullying and the Duty to Represent; Using Reproductive Justice to Mobilize!; Strengthening U.S. Policies to Reflect Working Families’ Lives; Courageous Conversations.
Conference Package prices include conference, materials, lunch each of the 3 days of the conference and a light reception. $250 for CLUW members and $300 for non - members. A $50 late fee applies after October 14th. All union members and allies are encouraged to attend. Save The Date Flyer can be found here.
Hotel Information: All events will take place at the Tropicana Las Vegas at 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. The CLUW hotel room charge is $99.00 single/double plus $15.00 resort fee and current taxes of 12% per room, per night which includes high speed wireless internet in guest rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center and bottled water. Please click here for more hotel information.
Room reservations should be made ASAP but no later than October 14th directly with the Hotel by calling (800) 634-4000 (group code STCLU or Coalition of Labor Union Women) or by booking online by clicking here.
Find Las Vegas Visitor’s Information here.
Together, the Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, rises in solidarity with Native Americans and our allies in protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and defending Native lands from exploitation by corporations and the U.S. government. We advocate for a progressive labor movement rooted in dignity and respect of all peoples, including Native Americans and their families. See full press release here.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
HealthyWomen National Survey Focuses on Cervical Cancer Attitudes and Behavior
(Editor's note: This is the latest article in the monthly service provided by CLUW from HealthyWomen. Each article addresses a topic large numbers of respondents asked for in the CLUW/HealthyWomen 2015 survey. Note that we have added a HealthyWomen link on the top of the homepage. We are archiving previous 2016 articles there.)
For many years, CLUW sponsored a program focused on cervical cancer prevention, Cervical Cancer Prevention Works. Although the program is not currently active, CLUW continues to be committed to make sure union women know that cervical cancer is preventable and how to prevent it.
Although, cervical cancer (caused by high-risk HPV) is preventable and so are other HPV-related cancers (mouth and throat cancers in men), the numbers of these cancers in the U.S. keep rising. Read more about this here. We hope you find this article and the video helpful. For more information on cervical cancer prevention, click here.
Below is the short video noted above from our health partner, HealthyWomen.
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Beatrice Lumpkin, long time CLUW member (Chicago Chapter) addressed the delegates at the American Federation of Teachers’ Convention in Minneapolis on 7-20-16. She was part of a panel and talked about her lessons from spending 83 years in labor and community organizing. Then, on 7-21-16 the AFT Women's Rights Committee presented her with a Living the Legacy Award.
Bea is a founding member of CLUW and at 98 years old she is believed to be the oldest active CLUW member. On March 27, 2014 CLUW honored her with the Pioneer Award during the 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Sister Lumpkin became an activist in high school in New York City during the Great Depression (1933). She was part of the fight that won unemployment insurance and social security and fought for women’s rights. She helped organize laundry workers in New Your City in 1937. Moving to Buffalo she worked in a radio factory represented by UE. During the war she fought for the double V – Victory against fascism abroad and Victory against racism at home.. She was active along with her husband who was a steel worker in Chicago. She later became a mathematics teacher and joined the Chicago Teacher Union and was a stalwart in 1971 at the strike at Malcom X College. Since joining CLUW she has been a vice president of the Chicago CLUW chapter, a delegate to the National Executive Board and a delegate to most CLUW Conventions. She is also an author and mother of 4.
Congratulation for a life well lived!