Gender Equality

Our Voices

More than 6.8 million women in the United States are part of a union. Our mission at the AFL-CIO is to give each one a voice on the job, in the economy and throughout our democracy. Last fall, as part of that mission, we launched a comprehensive survey to better understand the experiences and aspirations of working women. The National Survey of Working Women captures a multifaceted picture of our lives. The survey is more than just a job assessment. It zeroes in on how working women spend time at home, tackle financial challenges and engage in our communities. The results paint a clear picture of the economy and society working women are committed to building.

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