Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women
Philadelphia CLUW Celebrating 42nd Year!!
The Coalition of Labor Union Women is a national organization founded in 1974 to address the critical needs of millions of unorganized women and to make our unions more responsive to the needs of their female members, especially women of color. CLUW identifies common problems and concerns of working women and develops action programs to address them. Our national President is Connie Leak, United Auto Workers, and we have prestigious representatives from many unions on our national Officers Council.
CLUW does not endorse political parties or candidates, but we do take positions on, and act on, major issues and legislation which affect working women. We support a woman’s right to choose, preservation of affirmative action, many local labor struggles, and we are a training ground and support group for women who wish to advance within their own unions.
Our large, active Philadelphia Chapter holds action events and educational forums throughout the year. We are members of US Labor Against the War, Jobs with Justice, PA Voter ID Coalition, PCAPS, and others, and we have a seat on the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Executive Board and Southeastern PA ALF Executive Board. We work closely with other women’s organizations, especially NOW, Women's Medical Fund, PathwaysPA, Project Safe and Raising Women’s Voices. In recent years, we have run a cervical cancer prevention campaign, and each year we hold a benefit for Women Against Abuse, a local domestic violence service agency staffed by UAW members. We are actively supporting women working in non-traditional jobs.
In 2016, Philly CLUW assisted in the creation of the Neshaminy-Bucks CLUW and Delaware-Chester Counties CLUW Chapters. For contact information go to OTHER COUNTIES. This year we will work on creating a Montgomery County and Berks County CLUW Chapters. If you wish to join any of these chapters you can download the Membership Application Form - Multi-Counties (on Home Page). Make sure you circle the county chapter you wish to join.
In 2015, we celebrated Philly CLUW’s 40th Anniversary; hosted our 1st year of Radio Segments: Union Women speaking about Family and Women’s Issues on Today in Philly Labor Radio Show; we took part in rallies and marches for Fight For $15 And A Union for Fast Food Workers, Retail, Homecare Givers, Nursing Home Workers and many more. We signed petitions, wrote letters and called congress, Harrisburg and City Council about protecting workers rights, opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); Privatization of our State Liquor Stores, Postal Service, Public Schools; and we support Pay Equity, Protect Public Workers Pensions, Marriage Equality, the Wage Theft Bill, We Stand with Planned Parenthood and pass a fair Budget that brings funding back into our schools and protects workers and environment. Our chapter members have been on the front lines on many of these issues and more.
Our Chapter President is Laura Wentz, IATSE; Exec. Vice President, Nicole Fuller, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO; VP for Communications, Marisa McCory, CWA 13000; VP for Membership & Recruitment, Danielle Newsome, Willig, Williams & Davidson; Recording Secretary, Suzanne Povse, UAW 1069 Retired; Treasurer, Kathy Black, AFSCME DC 47 Retired; Trustee, Vanessa Fields, AFSCME DC 47; Trustee, Cathy Brady, SEIU HealthcarePA; Trustee, Bethanne Perkowski, AFSCME Local 2186; we have 14 at-large Executive Board members representing AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, IFPTE, PFT, Unite Here, PSEA and Jobs with Justice.
CLUW’s National Executive Board (NEB) meets twice a year in various cities. A national convention is held every two years; Philly members attended our most recent convention, held in Sacremento, California, November 18-22, 2015. The next convention is in Detroit, Michigan September 6-9, 2017.
Philly CLUW hosts a monthly Radio Segment on Today in Philly Labor Talk Radio Show WWDB 860AM.
Philly CLUW’s Segments:
Sat. Night w/PhillyLabor On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT - Women In Labor & Politics Featuring: Philadelphia City Councilwoman, Jannie L. Blackwell; Laura Wentz, President or Philly CLUW; Ethelind Baylor, V.P. AFSCME DC 47 and Pa. State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky
Podcast September 23, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty5SlYKJOEs
Our 2016 Segments & 2015 Segments can be listened to on Podcast at www.wwdb.com :
February 10, 2016 - 1pm: School Nurses
March 30, 2016 - 1pm: Project Safe & Opposing PA HB 262
April 13, 2016 - 1pm: Voter Education
May 4, 2016 - 12:35pm: Paid Sick Leave
August 10, 2016 - 3pm: Union Muslim Women
August 10, 2016 - 3pm: New CLUW Chapter
August 10, 2016 - 3pm: Women’s Rights are on the Ballot!
September 14, 2016 - 3pm: Workers’ Safety – PhilaPOSH
October 19, 2016 - 3pm: Domestic Violence
November 23, 2016 – 3pm: Fight For $15 And A Union
December 14, 2016 – 3:15pm: Woman in the Trades
January 28, 2015 - 12pm: Paid Sick Leave and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
February 18, 2015 - 1pm: $15NOW, $15 And A Union, Raise the Wage
March 11, 2015 - 1pm: Domestic Violence
April 8, 2015 - 1pm: Voter Registration & Voter Education
April 29, 2015 - 1pm: May Day - 8 Hour Work Day & Labor Monument
May 20, 2015 - 1pm: Mentoring
June 24, 2015 - 1pm: Single Payer vs Affordable Care Act
July 15, 2015 - 1pm: Women in the Trades - How do we get more women & minorities to go out for the Trades?
August 19, 2015 - 1pm: Pay Equity
October 7, 2015 - 1pm: US Labor Against the War
December 2, 2015 - 12:21pm: Fight For $15 And A Union.
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