Unions Celebrate Women’s History Month

National Women of Steel Conference in Pittsburgh Draws over 1,100 Attendees, AFSCME Council 13 Women’s Conference Draws over 400 in Lancaster

President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Snyder spent time this week attending two successful conferences which focused on women’s involvement in the labor movement. The first conference which began on March 8th in Lancaster, PA, was AFSCME Council 13’s biennial Women’s Conference, where they had the highest turnout of any other educational conference inCouncil 13’s history.

Later in the week, the United Steelworkers hosted their national Women of Steel Conference in Pittsburgh beginning on March 12th.  The conference drew over 1,100 attendees, and included keynote speaker Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Both conferences focused on the importance of women engaging in their union, as well as moving women into activist roles at all levels of the union.