International Women’s Day

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is a global event created to bring attention to the contributions made by women, as well as the inequalities they suffer in all countries, especially developing ones.  Events are held around the world every March 8th in small communities and big cities, and in the United States the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month.

Beginning as an effort to improve working conditions and labor laws, International Women’s Day has grown into an annual recognition of women’s achievements and contributions.  It serves to inspire women and men to continue efforts to improve conditions, not just in the workplace, but in society as well.  A global network of activity ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and community events binds women with a common goal of improving working and living conditions so that all women can live and work in an environment free from violence, intimidation and inequality.

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the IAM Women’s and Human Rights Department wants to acknowledge with gratitude the contributions and sacrifices women make everyday and to remind those women employees that the protection of an IAM contract provides for better pay, benefits and ensures your voice in the workplace.

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