Saying “we need to make our voices heard,” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler – the highest-ranking woman in organized labor – said on Tuesday the federation is rolling out a new survey of woman workers, union and non-union, and work and life issues and launching new organizing of those workers, especially women of color. The survey runs online through Dec. 4 and the data will be published next March, during Women’s History Month. Discrimination, Shuler said, “is experienced by every woman who takes home a smaller paycheck than her male counterpart for doing the same job. It is felt by every mother who is denied a promotion because she wants to balance work and family. It hangs like a dark cloud over every victim of workplace harassment, discrimination and violence.” Shuler’s speech can be viewed online here.
- Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer
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