Carol S. Rosenblatt is the Executive Director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Blog Post List
February 8, 2013
This blog post originally appeared at the Coalition of Labor Union Women . It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the Family and Medical Leave Act became law. The Coalition of Labor Union Women was an active proponent for years, and passage of family and medical leave was a critical issue that drew us to call for The American Family Celebration that took place in Washington, DC on May 14, 1988. It united a groundswell of support among religious, civil rights, women's, labor and children's groups in the call for a national family policy. The celebration was initiated by CLUW and...
November 15, 2011
At a time when women’s rights are under attack in so many areas – we need to be sure that sexual harassment is recognized and taken seriously. Candidates who seek our vote must be clear that they will support, enforce and strengthen protections for women on the job. The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) recently gathered information through personal interviews of CLUW officers, other union officials and online research to determine what unions have done to establish procedures on sexual harassment. What follows is an overview of the information we collected and examples of what workers...
October 11, 2011
The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) places full access to quality, affordable health care and the importance of health education for working women front and center to our work. This was made abundantly clear last month during our 16th Biennial Convention when our delegates overwhelming passed several resolutions which included in part: CLUW is committed to keeping all benefits and protections for women included in the Affordable Care Act. CLUW will continue to vigorously fight any proposed cuts to women’s health care, CLUW will advocate for legislation and worker contract benefits to...
September 23, 2011
This past Saturday, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) completed its 16th Biennial Convention. where we recommitted ourselves to those priorities that are so critical to working women and their families. The highest priority at our founding convention 37 years ago and now is JOBS ! But when we talk about jobs we mean decent jobs at union wages, with union negotiated benefits and at union negotiated salaries: Jobs that will support a decent standard of life for women and their families. Today labor and women are the focus of the twin attacks by the right wing – that are committed to...