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  • WHY SHOULD WOMEN JOIN UNIONS? ORGANIZING & LEADING WITH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
  • MATERIAL PREPARED BY BRIGID O’FARRELL MILLS COLLEGE UAW Local 1981 BASED ON SHE WAS ONE OF US:ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE AMERICAN WOKER Cornell University Press 2010 PROJECT FUNDED BY BERGER-MARKS FOUNDATION
  • 1. INTRODUCTIONARE YOU REACHING OUT TO NEW WOMEN WORKERS TO INTEREST THEM IN JOINING THE UNION?
  • 1. INTRODUCTION ARE YOU REACHING OUT TO WOMEN WORKERS TO INTEREST THEM IN JOINING THE UNION? YES! Union organizer, officer, member-it’s your job.• Unions win with organizing by members• Successful strategies develop women leaders
  • WORKSHOP GOALS USING HISTORY TO HELP• Organize women workers• Energize women members • Develop women leaders
  • SELECTED STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZING & LEADERSHIP1. Highlight the importance of women’s contributions-past & present2. Address women’s true priorities3. Create and support formal mentoring programs4. Provide opportunities for women to strategize together5. Put women in leadership positions6. Provide flexible options for involvement7. Provide training on mobilizing women
  • 2. WHY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT?Eleanor Roosevelt, fourteen years old, 1898
  • The Roosevelt Family, 1919
  • WHY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT?BECAUSE AS ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED, VILIFIED, & INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY ER WAS A:Worker, Newspaper columnist and authorUnion Member, The Newspaper Guild 1936-1962Member, National Women’s Trade Union LeagueAdvocate, for working women, unions, & civil rights
  • SHE BROUGHT LABOR TO HER ROLES AS:• First Lady of the United States & the World• Political Leader of the Democratic Party• Delegate to the United Nations Chair, Commission on Human Rights• Chair, Commission on the Status of Women• Wife, mother, daughter-in-law, grandmother, friend
  • CONSEQUENCES• Death Threats• Church Bombing Ku Klux Klan Texas White Citizen Council• Column Cancelled
  • WHY SHOULD WOMEN JOIN UNIONS? QUESTION“Mrs. Roosevelt asked many questions but she was particularly interested in why I thought women should join unions...”What do you think Rose Schneiderman told Mrs. Roosevelt in 1922?
  • AnswerCraft Unionism• Poor wages• Long hoursSocial Unionism• Health care• Housing• Financial assistance• Cultural activities • Who Was Rose Schneiderman?
  • STRATEGIES• MENTORS• COALITIONS• LEADERS• PRIORITIES• COMMUNICATION
  • MENTOR:Rose Schneiderman, early twenties, ca. 1908
  • COALITIONS
  • National Farm Labor Committee, 1959
  • Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks AFL-CIO News, 1961
  • NEW LEADERSFRANCES PERKINS Frances Perkins @1911
  • LEADERSHIP QUALITY AND SKILLS• Frances Perkins Wrote & Administered the legislation• Rose Schneiderman Joined the NIRA to implement the law• Eleanor Roosevelt Gathered Information & Educated the public
  • Frances Perkins, WTUL, 1936 International Labor Exchange, 1945 Maida Springer, White House, 1945
  • WOMEN LEADERS Maid Springer, 1910-2004
  • Jessie De La Cruz, 1919-United Farm Workers Union Ah Quan McElrath, 1915-2004 Int. Longshore Workers Union
  • WOMEN’S PRIORITIES Learn about the underlying problems•Listen to workers•Visit work locations•Ask questions•Observe conditions
  • • World War II Equal pay, factory jobs, child care, meals• The United Nations Equal pay, discrimination Commission on Women• Commission on the Status of Women Union Women & the Equal Rights Amendment
  • ORT Training Program, Paris, 1948
  • PRESIDENT’S COMMISSIONON THE STATUS OF WOMEN• Role of Union Women• First Report on Minority Women• Gathering information Esther Peterson, 1906-1997
  • COMMUNICATION* Unions must tell their stories to the public OLD MEDIA• My Day Syndicated Newspaper Column: Over 8,000• Magazine articles: Average of 50 per year• Speeches: Average of 50 per year• Books: 27• Letters: Thousands and thousands per year• Testimony before Congress• Speeches to Union Conventions• Commissions & Committees
  • CIO Convention Floor, 1944
  • NEW MEDIA Radio Shows, Television ShowWeb page, Facebook, Tweet, Blog
  • AFL-CIO Merger Convention, 1955
  • 4. OUTREACH WORKERS’ RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTSDemocracy in the workplace as a model for the country Democracy in the workplace as a model for the world DELEGATE TO THE UNITED NATIONS Chair, Commission on Human Rights
  • UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS* ARTICLE 231. Everyone has the right to work2. Everyone, without discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
  • WHO IS YOUR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TODAY?
  • WHO IS YOUR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TODAY?Liz Shuler, IBEWSec.Treas., AFL-CIO Michelle Obama First Lady of the US Hillary Clinton, US Sec. of StateHilda Solis, Rose Ann DeMoro, Ex. Dir. Arlene Holt Baker,US Sec. of Labor National Nurses United AFSCME. Exec. VP, AFL-CIO
  • 6. CLOSE TO HOME• MENTORS• LEADERS• COALITIONS• WOMEN’S PRIORITIES• COMMUNICATION• HUMAN RIGHTS
  • AFL-CIO Memorial Poster, 1963