Today in women’s history: Coalition of Labor Union Women founded

On March 24, 1974, the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded by some 3,000 women trade unionists from 58 labor organizations at a meeting in Chicago.

The coalition was forged to promote equal rights and better wages and working conditions for women workers.

Today there are tens of thousands of CLUW members in 40 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

CLUW is a constituency group of the AFL-CIO.

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