YOUNG WOMEN'S COMMITTEE (YWC)
YOUNG WOMEN'S COMMITTEE:
In the mid 2000's, the development of young leadership became a prime focus of our work. April Logan, former TUGSA President, began organizing a CLUW Young Women’s Committee in 2008, and it has now grown into a large cadre of engaged young women which is the envy of other CLUW Chapters. They applied for and received a large grant from the Berger Marks Foundation, and that money has funded many training sessions, forums, and travel to conferences, all of which is preparing them for leadership in CLUW and their unions. Several of them now serve as Officers of their unions, our Chapter and as delegates to the CLUW National Executive Board, and several have received recognition from Philly CLUW, National CLUW, NOW and other allies. The future of our organization is in good hands, as these young women are smart, savvy and absolutely committed to justice for workers and women.
Our most recent Chair of the Young Women’s Committee, Dina Yarmus helped the committee to discover that the CLUW mission statement from 1974 was very much relevant today and in line with what the committee wished to accomplish for themselves and others. Dina and Sandra Lane spearheaded the YWC film project “Union Women, Union Power: From the Shopfloor to the Streets”; a powerful film, which highlights the lives of five women in different unions who had to fight for their right to be there. After the film was made, one of the woman, Margarita Padin was able to work at the worksite that had been picketed in the film.
Dina has moved away to Boston, we miss her greatly and we wish the best for her. We are in the process of reorganizing the committee. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.
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