This Women's History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce—especially when it comes to labor unions.
Women have a great deal to gain from joining a union, with union victories working to pave the way for workers to bargain for affordable family healthcare, fair wages, improved working conditions, and a better life for their families.
There are so many reasons women benefit so much from the union advantage:
Considering the great boost to equality, pay and benefits that unions bring, it's important that anyone who cares about the well-being of women workers also care about unions.
So spread the word. While we can't change the world in a day, speaking out about this important issue is a good start.
Celebrate being union strong this Women's History Month. Share this graphic with your family and friends on Facebook:
And never forget why a woman's place is in her union.
Mary Kay Henry
SEIU International President