CLUW WANTS WOMEN IN POLITICS
September 10, 2007
By Anna Bayless-Martinez
Politics was the main topic of the Coalition of Labor Union Women National Executive Board Meeting held in June. How to get involved, women running for office, and supporting candidates who support labor, were among the topics.
The progress CLUW has made on women’s health issues can be viewed on the CLUW website, cluw.org. The “Sister Study” for breast cancer, cervical cancer (PVC test) and women’s heart disease are important issues to our union brothers and sisters, mothers, daughters, family and friends. It is important these women-specific illnesses are covered under our medical benefit plans.
Committees met to discuss responsibilities for the upcoming convention, Oct. 10-13.
CLUW is an organization of all union sisters and brothers. The struggles we face as union women and men are shared by all union employees. CLUW is an excellent way for people from different unions to exchange ideas and strengths regarding working conditions, wages and benefits.
IBEW has a strong influence in CLUW and we are proud to represent Local 1245.
Anna Bayless-Martinez is Central Area Member on the Local 1245 Executive Board.