Post Tagged with: "Women’s rights"

White House Summit Focuses on Raising Incomes For Working Women, Families

WASHINGTON –Chicago Wal-Mart worker Bene’t Holmes intends to tell her story on June 23 to fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama. He won’t like what he hears.

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Pelosi On Women’s Economic Agenda: ‘Don’t Agonize, Organize’

Nancy Pelosi has a message for the Coalition of Labor Union Women, other unionists and women nationwide who want to better themselves economically through federal legislation. “Don’t agonize, organize,” the House Democratic leader from California says. Pelosi issued that demand during an hour-long national conference call with 16,000 people on Jan. 29, discussing the Women’s Economic Agenda first unveiled last […]

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Service Employees, Women’s Rights Groups Battle Large Pittsburgh-Area Hospital Over Hiring Bias

PITTSBURGH —The Service Employees and a coalition of women’s rights groups are battling Pittsburgh’s largest employer, the UPMC Hospital System, over the company’s claim that the federal government has no power to audit it for hiring bias. The dispute will play out in federal appeals court in D.C., where UPMC (Univer-sity of Pittsburgh Medical Center) challenged the Labor Department’s authority […]

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Pres. Diann Woodard Presents at AFL-CIO Convention, Pledging a Commitment to Equality in Pay and Opportunity for Women

Pres. Diann Woodard Presents at AFL-CIO Convention, Pledging a Commitment to Equality in Pay and Opportunity for Women

On Sunday, September 8 at the opening of the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in Los Angeles, President Diann Woodard Introduced Resolution 18, making the following statement: “Women may hold up half the sky, as the resolution states. But we don’t have half the pie. And that’s a fact despite more than a century of struggle and significant gains. Women still only […]

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