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Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege

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...
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Women Have Lives On The Line With Health Care Reform

October 11, 2011
Like thousands of other families the recession has hit ours hard, but it could be worse. My family currently has health insurance, and both my husband and I still have jobs. We live paycheck to paycheck but still I feel lucky. It’s a tenuous luck, a luck that is one medical emergency away from...

How Restrictions on Health Care Funding Affect Low-Income Women's Access to Care

October 11, 2011
By: Amanda Dennis, Ruth Manski Seventeen million women in the US, most of whom are of reproductive age, are insured by Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income individuals and families. Because Medicaid is jointly administered by federal and state governments, policies at both levels...

No Co-Pay for Birth Control? A Great First Step Towards Truly Universal Access

October 11, 2011
Contraception is a critical preventive health care tool for women and families. Contraception allows women (and their partners) to plan their pregnancies and avoid pregnancy when they don’t want to have a baby, and planned pregnancies are healthier for women and children. Women with planned...

Women's Health, Worth Fighting For

October 11, 2011
Some four years after the dawn of the Great Recession, all across this nation millions continue to struggle. And while women and families face a multitude of challenges, there is perhaps no challenge more pertinent to one's quality of life than the issue of health and access to care when you need...
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Unions Provide the Route For a Secure Future To Women and Their Families

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...
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#HERvotes Jobs Blog Carnival: Women and Jobs are Central to US Economic Recovery

September 15, 2011
I was shocked and saddened when I saw the new poverty data from the U.S. Census that was released earlier this week. The Census data analysis revealed serious declines in women's economic status, including the highest poverty rates in 17 years for women, as well as the highest extreme poverty rates...
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Living on a prayer? Latinas need jobs and the ability to live with dignity

September 15, 2011
Economic security has been a major concern for everyone, but perhaps especially so for Latinas. Studies indicate that Latinas had an 11.4% unemployment rate in August 2011, compared to about 9% overall. And when they work, Latinas earn, on average, less than sixty cents for every dollar earned by a...

Top 5 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding

September 15, 2011
While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove. Who knows, some day soon, the water cooler may be eclipsed by the lactation lounge as the...

We Need Jobs and a Voice on the Job

September 15, 2011
When I was in high school and college, I worked in restaurants. I worked for minimum wage and I worked hard - cleaning, cooking, even counting money and making bank deposits. I remember my pay going from 3.35 an hour to 3.45 an hour when I made ‘head cashier’ - a job that carried a lot more...
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