The Must-Read Stories and Research Behind Women and the Labor Movement
Our members and the AFGE Women’s & Fair Practices Departments fight for equality, dignity and fairness for women in the federal and D.C. government every day.
Why? Because—like our brothers and sisters at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers—we know a woman's place is in her union.
We know that unions make a difference in the lives of women, their families, and their communities all over the world. So, we decided to find out why.
Here are the must-read stories and research that explains how unions make a difference for women in America and beyond:
Learn the Stories: Photos, Videos, and Heroines
Get the Facts: The Latest Research
- And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power, and Promise, a project from The Institute for Policy Studies (2015)
- #EqualPayEqualSay—Our Voices: A Snapshot of Working Women, AFL-CIO (2016)
- Latino Workers and Unions, a report from the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (2015)
- Transforming Women's Work: Policies for an Inclusive Economic Agenda, policy recommendations from the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, and Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership (2016)
- The Women’s Leadership Gap, a report by the Center for American Progress (2014)
- Unionized Women Earn More than Nonunionized Women in Every U.S. State, a report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2015)
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