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Moving the Working Women's Agenda Forward: CLUW Convention

The 17th Biennial Coalition of Labor Union Women Convention is taking place November 13-16 in Reno, Nevada. From their website... The women's movement and the labor movement are facing some of the biggest challenges in our history, with battles on every front. This is our opportunity to engage those in the labor movement and our friends who are not part of the labor movement and to learn how we can Move the Working Women's Agenda...

2013 Teamster Women's Conference

The IBT's annual women's conference opens on Thursday, Sept. 19 and goes through Saturday, Sept. 21. The conference will be in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside. The IBT will release more information on hotel reservations and registration soon. Contact your Local Union about sponsoring your trip. If you are going and interested in meeting other members of TDU send us a message and we'll put you in touch. Download a "Save the Date" leaflet...

Texas Woman Awarded $600,000 for UPS Discrimination: Why Didn't The Grievance Procedure Get her Job Back?

Odessa American February 28, 2013 View the original piece Jurors hugged an Odessa woman who sued UPS for gender discrimination after two days of testimony that included lewd phrases directed at her. Amber Ibarra claimed she was fired from UPS after being harassed because of her gender, and won $600,000 in a federal civil trial this week. She now works for FedEx. Ibarra worked with the Odessa UPS package center from June 1996 until July...

101 Years Ago: Bread & Roses, Too!

January 11, 2013: In the early 1900s workers in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts faced terrible working conditions toiling away 60 hours a week for very little pay. They were lodged in substandard and unaffordable housing and faced extreme poverty. These workers were largely immigrants, most of them women, even some children. For years the conditions continuously worsened. The workers decided they had enough and started to organize their neighborhoods block-by-block, and with the...

Teamster Viewpoint: 2012 Women's Conference

September 14, 2012: I really enjoyed the Women's Conference, my first one. The speaker that stands out mostly for me was the San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, it was very uplifting. I recall when she was sworn in as the first women fire chief in 2004. I had a hard time picking out my favorite workshops because they were all important. My first work shop was, "It's OK to be OK" which was about...
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Local 171 – Solidarity is in the House

The members of Local 171 in Roanoke Virginia give a shout-out to their officers and stewards for stepping up during this crisis. When any employer neglects its frontline workers, we demand action from them. And sometimes, we have to take action ourselves. We salute union leaders who do it!

Protect Pensions Now

Our friends at the Pension Rights Center make compelling arguments for why Congress must protect pensions with the next stimulus legislation. 
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