With Women We All Rise!
This year the Women’s Caucus attended the Women’s Global Leadership Program in New York and the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) 2018 Women’s Summer School. Both of these forums focused on educating and empowering women to pursue and hone their skills to become leaders in their respective unions and locals. The camaraderie and sisterhood was phenomenal, engaging women from all sectors to “Rise Up” and take a seat at the table. We were recognized as an integral part of advancing unionism and building strength and unity to grow unions across the country.
The theme of UALE “With Women We All Rise” is a powerful mantra that can be adopted by unions. It is a platform whereby women can be celebrated for their struggles and contributions past, present and future. It is essential that we identify women within our rank-and-file to be leaders, and provide resources and tools for them to succeed. Brothers, you are “Your Sisters’ Keeper.” This is a call to action for you to mentor at least one woman in your local that has shown the attributes of being a leader, has a desire to lead or a willingness to rally against injustices.
Sisters, let’s build a caravan of foot soldiers that are committed to taking on leadership roles, organizing non-union sectors, and creating a blueprint for future women leaders to continue a legacy of “Women Leading Women” to be change makers, and rising stars to achieve great success locally and nationally. We can change lives and change communities one step at a time. There is power in numbers. As we stand together, we achieve more and maximize influence in our unions, communities, churches, and the political arena.
Women’s Caucus Committee