From a time when there were no women in leadership roles, to a time where women are now CEOs. In addition, much forward progress was made possible by women making advances through their unions. We celebrate women like Kate Mullany and the Collar Laundry Union she started in Troy, NY, after she went on strike to gain better working conditions and pay for women. Equality in the workplace has always been a strong focus of unions.
We celebrate the women in our own union who have made tremendous progress.
As the second woman president of our union, I know first-hand about how hard women have had to work to achieve leadership roles. Throughout my years as an activist and leader, I have supported and seen many women rise to prominent roles in our union. I’m very proud that three of the four members of my leadership team of statewide officers are women.