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Tuesday, April 8th is Equal Pay Day

What's the Wage Gap in the States?

An analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the gender-based wage gap affects women in nearly every corner of the country.  View the map by clicking here.

CLUW 40th Anniversary Video

CLUW Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in Chicago with a Working Women's Award Ceremony and a 3 day Women's Leadership Skills Training Conference. 

Thank you to IAMAW for the following video of our events.  Please check back on the website for photos and information about CLUW's exciting events that took place in Chicago from March 26th-29th. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A study by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are widespread in the United States among both women and men.

Did You Know?

  • 1.3 million women were raped during the year preceding the survey.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime while 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime.
  • More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger.

At CLUW's Women's Leadership Skills Training Conference held last week (March 27-29) in Chicago one of the workshops conducted by representatives from Futures Without Violence was: "When Members Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking: The Role of the Union".

One of their partner projects is Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence
We invite you to visit their website which provides several important resources to help you Create a Policy within your workplace and a Toolkit which includes a short video presentation.

Ask Your Senator to Support Paycheck Fairness Act

2014 CLUW State Officers Election Results

We would like to congratulate the newly elected 2014 State Presidents and Vice-Presidents who are listed below.

State President
California Elizabeth "Nikki" Linnerman, SEIU
District of Columbia Vacant
Florida Patty White, CWA
Illinois Angel Parker, AFSCME
Maryland Rachel Walthall, APWU
Michigan Paulette Warren, UAW
Missouri Chere Chaney, CWA
New Jersey Jean Pierce, AFT
New York Carolyn Askew, AFSCME
Ohio Brenda Davis, UAW
Pennsylvania Kim George, AFSCME
Texas Angela Michelle Lewis, CWA
Washington Verlene Davis, OPEIU
State Vice-President
California Dianna Limon, IBEW
District of Columbia Vacant
Florida Vacant
Illinois Rochell Carole Parker, AFSCME
Maryland Chandra Carriere, AFT
Michigan Barbara Young, UAW
Missouri Tracey A. Riley, IBEW
New Jersey Vacant
New York Rhonna Bonsu, AFSCME
Ohio Davida Russell, AFSCME
Pennyslvania Maisha Brown, AFSCME
Texas Carolyn Ann Burton, TWU
Washington Stephanie A. Lloyd-Agnew, IAM

Don't Let Staples Destroy Your Post Office

Staples has initiated a pilot program across the country in 80 of their stores where they have collaborated with USPS to open up Postal Retail centers using Staples employees instead of Postal workers.  Staples is walmartizing their employees and together with USPS are trying to take away good union jobs and moving yet another step towards privatizing the Postal Service.  USPS needs to expand their retail services, but not at the expense of Postal workers.  Add your name to the Stop Staples Petition by clicking here.

Raise the Minimum Wage


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March NEB Meeting, Leadership Training & 40th Anniversary Celebration
The Coalition of Labor Union Women Invites You to: 40th Anniversary Awards Celebration, Women’s Leadership Skills Conference and National Executive Board Meeting in Chicago CLUW will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in the city of our founding along with a Working Women’s Award Celebration, Reception and Dinner the evening of March 27th. Read More...
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