President Elise Bryant participated in a panel at the Women in the World Salon on March 7th and brought the issues of working women and the racism that exists in our society to the forefront on the eve of International Women’s Day. The effect of her remarks were obvious; young women, women of color, union women and others surrounded her at the event’s conclusion wanting her to know the impression she made on them.
The 'PerSisters' panel with Zainab Salbi, Author, Media Commentator and the Founder of Women for Women International moderated a conversation with former Marine fighter pilot and Democratic candidate for Congress in Kentucky, Amy McGrath, “powerhouse union leader and women’s rights organizer Elise Bryant “ and conservative columnist Mona Charen, who called out Trump and sexual harassment at CPAC, creating an uproar.
This salon precedes a three – day Women in the World Summit scheduled for April 12-14, 2018 at Lincoln Center in New York City. The summit “ presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. They range from CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists, peacemakers, and firebrand dissidents.”
You can find out more here and make sure you check out the video at the top of this article.
Join CLUW at the Upcoming Women’s Leadership Skills Conference, National Executive Board Meeting and Working Women’s Award Celebration
REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 16:
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Every year annual reports are required to be completed by CLUW chapter and state officers by March 31, 2018 in order to be in compliance with the CLUW Constitution. The report booklet can be accessed and completed online by following the instructions under the Member Resources tab (CLUW Annual Report) on the right hand column of this website. In order to access Member Resources you must register to become a website member (Register here).
You must be a CLUW dues paying member in good standing to qualify. Dues renewal information is posted on the website under the Membership tab with online and hard copy application download available.
All CLUW chartered Chapters will be holding elections for officers, board members, chapter National Executive Board delegate(s) and trustees by no later than March 31, 2018. In order to vote in these elections or run for office you must be a member in good standing of both national CLUW and your chapter. If you are unsure of your national membership status you may contact Jaida Curtis, Special Assistant to the President at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-637-3901. Please consult with your chapter president or treasurer for your chapter membership information. The list of current chapters can be viewed here.
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Join CLUW as we participate with a host of allies for a twitter storm at 2 PM ET on February 22nd.
Some sample tweets follow:
For more information please check out The National Women's Law Center fact sheet with new and updated data on AAPI women and the wage gap here.
- AAPI women work 2 extra months to earn what a white man earns in a year. But on #AAPIEqualPay Day, we know there is more to the story. #NotYourModelMinority
- AAPI women comprise 2.4% of the American workforce, but 4.4% of the low-wage workforce. They need #AAPIEqualPay and are #NotYourModelMinority
- 58 percent of Asian American women and 63 percent of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women are mothers with children under the age of 19. They need #AAPIEqualPay now.
- We support comprehensive equal pay policies on the state and federal level, including the Paycheck Fairness Act. #AAPIEqualPay
- Southeast Asian American & Pacific Islander women have some of the highest wage disparities. We need #AAPIEqualPay. #NotYourModelMinority
- Bhutanese and Marshallese women need to work more than 2 years to earn equivalent of a white man’s 1 year salary. That’s why we need #AAPIEqualPay. #NotYourModelMinority
- How can we close the pay gap? Unionize! Union women earn $231 more than women without a union voice. #AAPIEqualPay #1uAAPI
What's New at Coalition of Labor Union Women
The final months of 2017 have brought mass national attention to an issue which has plagued working women for decades, that of workplace sexual harassment and assault that has come to be known as the #MeToo movement. Last night (January 7) the #TimesUP initiative gained notoriety at the Golden Globes Award telecast. Activists such as Sara Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United President and a speaker at CLUW’s recent Convention and Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance were invited guests, broadening the conversation to the large number of industries where women are subjected to this type of workplace violence. The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund (administered by the National Women’s Law Center) will provide financial support for legal representation and public relations services for some individuals experiencing workplace sexual harassment or related retaliation.
Sexual harassment is an expression of power and CLUW is committed to putting our collective power to fight for real and measureable progress.
CLUW’s Adopted Convention Resolution No. 17 states, “the workplace can be a critical place for responding to gender based violence and building systems that protect survivors of abuse.” Unfortunately most workplaces are not living up to the standard we demand. However, thanks largely to the brave women across industries who have been coming forward to boldly share their stories and seek justice, we could be in the middle of a welcome culture shift. With TIME magazine awarding “The Silence Breakers” its Person of The Year Award, profiling several determined union women in the process, the time is clearly ripe.
In an article by the Washington Post, Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants who spoke at the 19th Biennial CLUW Convention, was asked along with fifteen other leading women in different industries to share what she thought was the most important next step towards ending the harassment in her field. She pointed out, “The most effective thing that could be done now is a series of public service announcements from airline chief executives. It would be powerful to hear these men clearly and forcefully denounce the past objectification of flight attendants, reinforce our safety role as aviation’s first responders and pledge zero tolerance of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the airlines." Read more here.