What's New at Coalition of Labor Union Women
Join CLUW at the Upcoming National Executive Board Meeting and SNAP: Sisters Not Afraid of Power - Building for the Future Conference as we analyze the 2018 election results, develop skills and plan for a better future for working women and families.
The CLUW National Executive Board will be meeting November 28 - November 30, 2018 at the POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK RESORT, 7677 North Sixteenth Street, Phoenix AZ 85020, Phone: 602.678.5926, FAX: 602.944.6025. All CLUW members (including those who are not members of the NEB) are welcome to attend the board meeting as observers. All NEB members are expected to attend one standing committee meeting of your choice and committee meetings are also open to all CLUW members. All CLUW members and supporters are invited to the conference. See Tentative Agenda here.
The registration form in PDF and WORD documents are available here and must be completed and turned into the CLUW office. Payment for conference attendance should accompany your registration by check or through online credit card. The conference will include plenary sessions along with 3 simultaneous workshops run twice. Check back here for further conference program details. Registration Deadline is: November 2, 2018.
Housing: The CLUW Room Rates per night at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort are: Standard Suite Single - $139, Standard Suite Double - $139, Standard Suite Triple - $154, Standard Suite Quad - $169 plus tax of 12.57% per room per night not included in the rates listed. The hotel is an all suite venue. The Room Reservation Deadline is November 2nd and should be made directly by calling 1-800-HILTONS (the group code is CLX). You may also make reservations online here.
A guest must confirm a sleeping room with a valid credit card along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 3 days in advance of arrival. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. All credit cards used to prepay the room deposit may be charged immediately. Currently, the Hotel’s check-in time is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM (subject to change without notice). All guests arriving before check-in time will be accommodated as rooms become available. The Hotel can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day. In order to avoid being charged a $75 early departure fee you must notify the hotel no later than at check in of your plan to check out earlier than your reserved date.
Each guest room includes complimentary:
- Unlimited top tier high-speed internet for up to two devices
- Unlimited local & 1-800 phone calls
- Use of Tocasierra Fitness Centre for up to two guests
- Tennis court time for two guests for up to one hour
- One round of 18-hole executive miniature golf for up to four guests
- Admittance into the River Ranch Water Park for up to four people
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is conveniently located near downtown Phoenix & Scottsdale and 20 minutes (10 miles) from Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Resort buildings are spread apart so for those with mobility issues a scooter would be helpful.
Contact the CLUW National Office if you are seeking a roommate or want to share a room by calling 202.508.6969 or by E-mail at CLUW@cluw.org.
If you missed the LIVE Broadcast Event, you can still see the panel by clicking here (move your cursor to 1.16 to start the live portion of the video). You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch this streaming event.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2017 data and what it tells us is not hopeful in the fight towards equal pay. Since 2016 the gender wage gap has not improved at all and on average women are still making only 80 cents to the white male dollar. When race is taken into consideration, women of color face even higher wage gaps which have actually increased since last year. Look at the fact sheet here for all the updated numbers.
CLUW has been supporting Equal Pay Days since the initiative began but the dates women have to work until to make the same as men in the previous year have been stagnant in the past two years. This is not encouraging and Congress needs to refocus their efforts on passing legislation that will actually make a difference in getting women the pay we deserve. We need to push congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, stronger paid leave laws, national paid sick days, and more which can actually move us forward.
Another major issue highlighted by the census data has been access to health insurance. According to analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families, the data reveals that nearly 20 percent of Latinas and 13.7 percent of Black women remain uninsured. For Asian women that number is 8.9 percent and 8 percent of white women are also uninsured. This leaves over 13 million women without health insurance. The National Partnership’s analysis of the health insurance coverage data is available here.
These troubling disparities seriously impact the care that is available to women and families and action needs to be taken. Millions of women have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act but consistent efforts to chip away at its reach and functionality harm women greatly. We need to improve the health care systems we have and expand coverage not restrict it.
The information the Census Bureau provides is dismal, but it is necessary to know and we have to utilize it fully to create change. If gender pay gaps and health care don’t become a national focus the numbers will continue to stagnate and women will continue to suffer. Strong legislative action needs to be taken and we can’t back down on these issues until the numbers truly reflect the society we want to create.