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Local 375 WOC Celebrated Women’s History Month
Photo: Chandra Khatiwada
L375 Women’s Organizing Committee (WOC) celebrated Women’s History month on March 8, 2017. It was a great celebration to acknowledge all women of the past and present whom fought hard for women’s rights-to-vote, end violence, racial inequity and protecting environmental justice, LGBT, immigrants and worker rights.
WOC Chair Annette Brown said, “Women are like beautiful palm trees…we bend...but won’t break… Sisters Stand Strong in Solidarity and make that Change!”
WOC values defines what the committee stands for which are: Respect, Honesty and Integrity. It’s the fabric that guides each sister’s decision and action. Stand in Solidarity is an important piece of a union structure!
Earlier this month, Lilly Ledbetter recalled attending Barack Obama’s first inaugural ball in 2009. It meant a lot to her that former President Barack Obama chose her for his second dance of the night, after granting the first one, naturally, to his wife Michelle. Read full story
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An enthusiastic crowd gathered at union headquarters on Jan. 26 to support New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for a second term.
Answering a groundswell call to action, DC 37 activists joined hundreds of thousands of pink-hatted protesters at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
AFSCME Local 375 newly elected Chapter officers and delegates taking the oath from Administrator John English