Labor Union Women

There are more than 6 million of us in the U.S.  We are teachers, nurses, engineers, lawyers, construction workers, electricians…We have chosen to be represented at our places of employment by a particular union.  Although many of our unions have negotiated health insurance that  covers us and our families, we aren’t always aware of how to best use that insurance or what to ask our doctors.  We are delighted to have this site to learn and ask questions.

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Washing Our Hands -

Started by Dr Erowele - Mom, Caregiver, Pha Feb 15, 2013. 0 Replies

Greetings LUW,I wanted to get your thoughts - From the data and studies, the data looks bad. See some of the data, read from the article here…Continue

Tags: care, patient, infection, handwashing

The downside of 'Wellness Programs': Take action to make sure women are not penalized.....

Started by JakefromDC Jan 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Tell the Department of Labor to Ensure That Wellness Programs Are Not Burdensome for WomenWellness programs are meant to encourage healthier behavior among employees or other people on health plans.…Continue

Coercive Wellness Programs Create New Headaches

Started by JakefromDC. Last reply by JakefromDC Jan 13, 2013. 2 Replies

All union members should read this article, that appeared recently in Labor Notes.  Please share it with others, especially union officers -- particularly those who deal with health and welfare…Continue

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Comment by JakefromDC on January 15, 2013 at 1:36pm

The This is Personal campaign (which CLUW is part of) is launching a social media effort this month called Not in Her Shoes to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Informed by Planned Parenthood’s recent polling, this project is designed to illustrate that everyone’s life is different  -- especially when it comes to reproductive health. Not in Her Shoes hopes to remind women (and men) across the nation that our work isn’t done and that no one knows a woman’s specific situation when it comes to abortion and all reproductive health care.

Throughout the month of January, This Is Personal is asking  like-minded Americans to share images, experiences, or stories for posting on the site. 

Comment by JakefromDC on December 12, 2012 at 8:33pm
Thanks for these posts. I, too, look forward to feedback, comments.
Comment by JakefromDC on June 18, 2012 at 7:32pm

Unions are good for your health-- Something that I have been saying for a while.... but, now academics have proved it. 

It's common knowledge that unions increase wages, especially for less-educated workers. They also strongly increase the probability that a worker will have benefits like health care insurance, a pension, or paid sick days and family leave. It turns out that unions are also good for your health. You can read the study for yourself here:  Bringing You More Than the Weekend: Union Membership and Self-rated...


Comment by CordyAFT on June 18, 2012 at 4:29pm

Thanks for the reminder that women are the gatekeepers within the family for so many groups: spouses, children, parents, grandchildren and other relatives who may have no one else.  It is no wonder that so often they take care of themselves last.  WE need to remind our sistes to put themselves first on this issue.

Comment by Helen Chicago on June 18, 2012 at 4:16pm

The Coalition of Labor Union Women adopted a resolution in 2011 to Keep Women and Men Healthy. Since women are often the gatekeepers of health care in the family and the ones who make sure that preventive care and treatment is provided to all family members, CLUW resolved to provide awareness on men's health issues. This article on "Help the Men in Your Life Stay Healthy" is most welcome.

Comment by Carol S. on May 29, 2012 at 10:05pm

Looking forward to sharing on this website with other union members.


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