Equal Pay Day Arrives April 24

On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, working women across the country will mark Equal Pay Day — the day when women’s wages will finally catch up to what men earned in 2006. “Women have come a long way, but are still waiting for equal pay,” said Dr. Heidi...

Women’s Organizing Campaign Takes Shape

T-shirts, balloons, buttons, stickers, and brochures are included in the organizing kits. The APWU Women’s Organizing Campaign is taking shape, with organizing kits mailed to 58 locals across the country. The packets include buttons, stickers,...

'A Woman's Place is in Her Union'

The APWU has unveiled an ambitious union organizing campaign directed at women, scheduled to begin in March, Women’s History Month. The campaign will urge women officers and activists to reach out to female non-members and ask them to join the APWU...

A Preventable Cancer

September is “Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month,” and women are strongly urged to get screened for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the cause of virtually all cervical cancer, and which can be prevented.

Pregnancy Discrimination

In 2005, approximately 4,500 charges of pregnancy-based discrimination were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC resolved nearly all of them, and recovered an average of $2,700 per complaint.