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      With the national convention soon approaching, we know that many of you are interested in submitting resolutions.

      Please register here for CLUW's Resolution Writing Workshop.

      Please join Connie Cordovilla and Helen Ramirez-Odell either this Saturday, May 1 at 3:00 PM till  4:30 PM ET or two weeks from now, Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 PM till 4:30 PM ET in a workshop where you can get all of your questions answered on how to write a resolution.

      You can register here:

      Connie Cordovilla is a life-time member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), serves as the president of VA NOW, Inc. and co-president of the Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues (CWI).  She worked for thirty years at the American Federation of Teachers, working on civil, human and women’s rights issues and served for a period as AFT Vice President on the CLUW National Officers Council. She successfully submitted numerous resolutions in the name of the AFT over the years as well as assisting AFT members to prepare resolutions for their biennial Conventions.

      Helen Ramirez-Odell is a lifetime member of CLUW.  She was an AFT delegate to CLUW for many years, chaired the Resolutions Committee for many years and also chaired CLUW's Women's Health and Wellness Committee. She is a member of Chicago CLUW and was just re-elected by Chicago Teachers Union retirees to serve another 3 year term as a CTU Retiree Delegate.

      Helen is currently working on a project to install a statue of Mother Jones outdoors in downtown Chicago and also serves as vice-president of Working Women's History Project in Chicago.

      Please contact Virginia Rodino with any questions via E-mail:

      The Coalition of Labor Union Women joins with the millions of people around the world who breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday, April 20 after the members of the jury saw what we saw and found Derek Chauvin guilty for the murder of George Floyd. We also know this is not the end, but simply another start on the road to justice for all. 

      After the verdict was announced we watched as the mainstream media searched the crowd for people celebrating, but there was no celebration because just last week another unarmed Black man was shot to death in Minnesota by a white police officer who, allegedly, mistook her gun for a taser.  

      There is a broad problem with policing in this country that will not be solved by putting one “bad apple” behind bars. It is our sincere hope that the Congress and the Senate will give serious consideration to the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to address the issue of civil rights and police reform. Let us take a deep breath together and then get back to the work of justice for all and Black lives matter!

      Elise Bryant, President


      We are just days away from Julie Su’s May 16 Senate confirmation hearing on her nomination to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

      We need to contact our senators now!

      Please contact your Senator and ask them to "Support Julie Su when her nomination comes before a vote in the full Senate."

      Julie Su is a visionary and principled leader who makes government work for workers. Her leadership in California has improved workplace conditions and protections for millions. She isn’t done yet! As the nominee for Deputy Secretary of Labor, Julie Su offers the leadership we need for working families across this country. #ConfirmJulie4DOL

      Big business and right-wing opposition to Julie’s nomination is building, so we must stand together with Julie and lift up the visibility and importance of her confirmation. At this critical moment for working families across the nation, we need Julie’s leadership on the federal level.

      You can also post social media support for Julie Su, and tag your senator: #ConfirmJulie4DOL

      Contact your senator today by email, on Facebook, on Twitter, and tell them to #ConfirmJulie4DOL.

      In solidarity,

      Coalition of Labor Union Women

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