The IAM Women’s and Human Rights Department is urging members to take action today in honor of 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 achievements of women past, present and future. The United Nations has declared this year’s theme: “Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all.”
“The IAM remains relentless in our fight for women here and across the globe, especially as it pertains to the workplace,” says IAM Executive Assistant Diane Babineaux. “We know that a labor contract is the one and only true equalizer when it comes to defeating such issues as pay inequity and gender discrimination.
“International Women’s Day symbolizes the opportunity to, not only mark how far we’ve come as a Union in our struggles for equality, but it also marks an opportunity for us to mobilize for continued change throughout our future.”
Take part in celebrating International Women’s Day by sending a letter to your Senator demanding passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would make it harder for employers to justify wage discrimination. The bill has already passed in the House. It’s now time for the Senate.
For more information on International Women’s Day, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.