Celebrating Women Trailblazers in the Labor Movement

March is Women’s History Month, and we know that unions make a difference in the lives of women, their families, and their communities all over the world. Throughout history, there is no shortage of strong women trailblazers whose courage and convictions make the world a better place. Here are a few examples of outstanding women who have inspired us and paved the way for the next generation:

Ella Baker, Civil & Human Rights Activist

Rosina tucker, Labor organizer, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car PortersMother Jones, labor leaderAugusta Y. Thomas, AFGE National Vice PresidentMargaret Haley, co-founder of the American Federation of TeachersLuisa Blue, SEIUDolores Huerta, Labor leader & civil rights activistCarolyn Federoff, AFGE

Carmen Berkley, Labor Activist


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Closure of FLRA Dallas Office Leaves Fed Employee Rights in Jeopardy

September 17, 2018

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is a tiny agency tasked with resolving labor-management issues involving more than 2 million federal employees. These issues range from unfair labor practices (ULP) to arbitration appeals to union elections. Federal employee unions go to the FLRA to challenge agencies’ unfair practices or failures to follow their own policies, among other things. But office closures across the country are leaving workers without a place to turn.

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