Aug 28, 2014

National Women’s Committee Report: It’s Time for Paid Family Leave in the U.S.

The next step forward in medical leave is the FAMILY Act. Introduced last year, this legislation would establish a self-sustaining, national paid leave insurance plan funded by employer and employee contributions.

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Aug 21, 2014

Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger Marks Award

In many workplaces today, it can take a lot of courage for a young woman to stand up for what's right. Do you know someone who has shown that kind of courage?

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Jul 24, 2014

National Women’s Committee Report: Sexual Assault in the Military

CWA's National Women's Committee is focusing attention on the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and calling on CWAers to take action now.

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Jul 3, 2014

Help Stop Discrimination - Become a CWA Human Rights Activist

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that affect millions of workers, and predominantly women workers.

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Jun 12, 2014

CWA’s First Joint Human Rights Conference—Bonding Over Shared Goals

As it was ending, participants in this year’s CWA Human Rights Conference—the first to combine the women's and civil rights committees—gave event organizers Chris Kennedy and Nancy Biagini standing ovations.

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Jun 5, 2014

Bus Tour Spotlights Agenda to Strengthen Women Workers, Families

CWAers in Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio cities turned out for the "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" bus tour.

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Apr 10, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

April 8 was Pay Equity Day, which marked the number of extra days in 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013.

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Dec 23, 2013

Valuing Families:  We’re Fighting AND We’re Winning

I had the great privilege, as an Advisory Board member of the Labor Project of Working Families (LPWF), of attending the Family Values @ Work’s 10th Anniversary and Annual Meeting in New York.

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Jun 18, 2013

Register now for Summer Schools for Union Women

The 2013 Summer Schools for Union Women are sponsored by the United Association for Labor Education (UALE). Since 1975 they have brought together rank-and-file members, staffers and officers to strengthen their knowledge of the American labor movement and develop skills that will prepare them to be more active union members and leaders.

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Jun 6, 2013

Show your solidarity - equal pay for women

Fifty years ago, Congress passed, and President Kennedy signed, the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Despite this landmark law and tremendous advances for women since then, women and families across the country still suffer from a punishing gender-based wage gap that results in thousands of dollars in lost income each year.

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Apr 9, 2013

Equal Pay Day is April 9th. How bad is the wage gap?

Which metropolitan area has the largest wage gap in the country? You might be surprised. Take a look at the "shocking sixteen" in the March Madness bracket and see if it is near you.

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Apr 4, 2013

Deadline Friday! Tell the White House to Keep Knives Off Planes

Tomorrow is the last day to sign our petition asking the White House to block the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy allowing small knives on planes.

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Mar 18, 2013

That’s Why Campaign

As a follow-up on our CWA-UNI activities during the 57th convening of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women, we have the pleasure of sharing this new video and express our gratitude to all who actively took part in it.

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Mar 14, 2013

Union Women Demonstrate for End to Violence Against Women

UNI Global Union and the global labor movement are calling for zero tolerance for violence against women and girls at home and in workplace.

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Mar 12, 2013

Gender Inequity in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Around the world and in our own backyard, women are fighting for the rights of women and girls and for an AIDS-free generation.

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Mar 7, 2013

President Signs Violence Against Women Act

With President Obama’s signature, the protections of the Violence Against Women Act finally are restored.

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Feb 28, 2013

Congress Renews Violence Against Women Act

A bill reauthorizing and expanding the Violence Against Women Act will soon reach President Obama’s desk.

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Feb 14, 2013

Senate Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

With broad bipartisan support, the Senate reauthorized the long-delayed Violence Against Women Act this week.

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Feb 7, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Returns to the Senate

At last, the Senate is poised to renew the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that Republicans thwarted last year over provisions for abused illegal immigrants, LGBT couples and Native Americans.

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Feb 1, 2013

President Obama Signs New Directive to Strengthen our Work to Advance Gender Equality Worldwide

President Obama knows that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls at home and abroad is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do, as Secretary Clinton has famously said.

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