Service & Solidarity Spotlight: CLUW Celebrates 50th Anniversary


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Last week, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) celebrated five decades of building power and community for women throughout the labor movement at its 50th Anniversary Gala and Education Conference in Niagara Falls, New York.

Formed on March 24, 1974, CLUW is the country’s only national organization for union women. Its core principles of getting women involved in their unions, organizing the unorganized and promoting social justice in the workplace are still as relevant and pressing as they were a half-century ago. On Friday, AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler delivered remarks celebrating the history of CLUW and shared an inspiring vision for a future where there is safety on the job for every woman, where the wage gap is closed and where women’s voices are uplifted in our democracy. She also led a discussion group with the CLUW National Officers Council about what’s at stake during the 2024 elections and how the labor movement can ensure that all working women in this country see collective bargaining as a path to a better tomorrow.