Each speaker introduced themselves, providing a glimpse into how they got involved. Laurie Reid, Local 160’s Secretary-Treasurer, moderated the discussion asking our leaders where they see opportunities for increasing equity within our union and the broader labor movement, how to promote the increased participation of women, and what we can do to support women and other marginalized groups within our union.
“The session completely exceeded my expectations…. Our Executive Council is in great hands,” said Tracy Miller from Local 160 and Chair of the WSN Planning Committee. Dede Chance, another WSN Planning Committee member from Local 12 said, “it was so good for my soul!” The discussion was powerful packed with depth and sincerity. Many comments shared by participants during the program expressed an appreciation for the groundwork laid by the speakers and felt reinvigorated to carry on in their union work and organizing.
The next Women & Unions International Speaker Series will take place Spring 2022. Stay connected to the WSN by joining the network! If you are interested in getting involved with the WSN Planning Group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.