Wisconsin: an attack on collective bargaining is an attack on women

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Check out this great Huffington Post article that draws a link between the workers' fight in Wisconsin, women workers and International Women's Day!

Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers, recounts the labor roots of International Women's Day, then notes about the current battle:
"In the state and local public sector unions that these governors are trying to enfeeble, members are more likely to be women—teachers, librarians, nurses, and public health workers. On the state level, 52 percent of workers are women; on the local level, it's 61 percent."

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