The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) Receives $12,000 Grant from The Berger Marks Foundation to Train Young Women to Become Future Union Leaders
CLUW is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded an educational and training grant which enables us to bring 10 young women (35 years old and younger) to CLUW’s 3 day Women’s Leadership Skills Conference taking place in Chicago from March 27-29. At the same time we will be recognizing our 40th Anniversary by “Celebrating Our Past…Securing Our Future,” CLUW National President Connie Leak remarked that, “ We are very appreciative of the generosity of The Berger-Marks Foundation and look forward to the excitement that these young women will bring to our event. We will arm them with many of the tools they need to become leaders within the labor movement because we know young women are the wave of the future and CLUW will do everything we can to support them on this path.”
CLUW will be supplementing the grant funds by paying for each successful candidate’s registration fee.
The conference will include 4 tracks – 6 hours each offering an in depth educational experience in the areas of Public Speaking, Political and Legislative Action, Community Engagement/Partnerships and Leadership.
In addition 14 two hour workshops will be offered covering a wide variety of subjects.
We are very pleased and excited to make available three workshops that are inspired by and will use Berger-Marks’ reports. These workshops are “What Grants Are Available to Unions, CLUW Chapters and Suggestions for Applying;” “I Know I Can Do This Work: Seven Strategies That Promote Women’s Activism & Leadership in Unions;” and “Mentoring 101.” The Berger-Marks Foundation will be covering expenses for the trainers for these workshops.
Other workshops are: Learn to Negotiate Anything; Domestic Violence; Getting Breast Cancer Out of Work; Reproductive Justice; Voter Suppression; Human Dignity, International Treaties and Women’s Rights; Combating Racism, Homophobia and Sexism; Social Media; Growing CLUW and Discrimination and Harassment on the Job: An EEOC Primer. We also are particularly pleased that the AFL-CIO will be introducing their new Common Sense Economics for Women program at CLUW’s training.
CLUW was a recipient in November 2012 of a Berger-Marks grant to fund 10 young women to a 4 day leadership conference that was very well attended and inspiring to those that were able to be there. We expect the 2014 experience to top that!