APWU to Honor Women’s History in March

February 8, 2011

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With March approaching, the APWU would like to remind members to take time to recognize the important contributions women make to the union and to postal families during “Women’s History Month.” The APWU asks members to participate in programs, ceremonies, and activities to encourage more female postal workers to join and get involved in the union.

The women of the APWU play an important role in the union on many levels — serving their locals, state organizations, and the national union as officers and rank-and-file activists.

But the representation of women in the overall workforce and within the labor movement continues to lag.

In December, the APWU National Executive Board adopted a proclamation designating March Women’s History Month. It says, “Whereas women have played a unique and powerful role in the American Postal Workers Union, we encourage all locals and state organizations to pay tribute to women for the contributions they have made to our continuing struggle.”

Women “have been at the forefront of every major progressive movement for social change,” the proclamation notes, and have also been instrumental in accomplishments that benefit all working people.

The APWU is proud to celebrate Women's History Month by saluting all the women, past and present, who have made a difference in the APWU.

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