Join New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler tomorrow morning “for a conversation about how we can leverage lessons from the largest working women’s organization in America to improve wages and standards for all Americans.” While women have come a long way since the early 20th century, “we have a ways to go,” says Shuler (right); the event starts at 9:30 am (see Calendar for details). A woman working full-time today will lose nearly half a million dollars over her lifetime because of the gender wage gap. Women are the majority in low-wage jobs. And most continue to take on the bulk of caregiving responsibilities at home. “If we want gender equality to be a fixture of the future of work, the first step may be to learn from our labor past,” Shuler adds. “From Frances Perkins to Mother Jones, women have long been leaders in the broader movement to improve working conditions for all Americans.”
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