The IAM is calling for JOBS Now! in commemoration of this International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8, 2010. International Women’s Day is a day when thousands around the world gather to mark the many economic, political and social successes and struggles of women past, present – and future.
Reports from the U.S. Department of Labor show rapid growth in long-term unemployment for women between 45 to 64 years of age. The unemployment rate for female heads-of-households is 12.6 percent, with an estimated 1.1 million of these women being single mothers.
As always, the IAM is dedicated to ensuring the economic, political and social accomplishments of women in the years to come, says IAM Executive Assistant Diane Babineaux. “JOBS Now! is about getting people back to work and putting our country on the road to recovery,” says Babineaux. “Women have an important stake in this effort. We must all fight to preserve the quality of life for ourselves, our children and our country. That means pushing policymakers for access to jobs, equal wages and benefits that will support our families.
“On Monday, March 8th, women across this country must join together in telling Congress America needs JOBS Now!”
Send a message to your Representative and Senators to support JOBS Now! today.
For additional information on International Women’s Day, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.