CLUW Delegates Plan New Directions for Women
Women in the union movement have a real opportunity to change the political climate in 2008 if they organize and mobilize around issues important to working families such as health care and equal pay.
With those goals in mind, hundreds of Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) convention delegates developed strategies Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas to make a difference in the union movement and in the 2008 elections. The strategies include mobilizing women to become delegates to political conventions and taking part in get-out-the-vote campaigns next year.
CLUW President Marsha Zakowski reminded delegates to the AFL-CIO constituency group’s convention that women are the fastest growing part of the union movement and that, although there are women in high leadership positions in unions, women still are not represented in the numbers they deserve.