WHY SHOULD WOMEN JOIN UNIONS?  ORGANIZING & LEADING WITH     ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
MATERIAL PREPARED BY          BRIGID O’FARRELL           MILLS COLLEGE               UAW Local 1981                 BASED ...
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?                        ...
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 &   pr...
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            ...
SHE BROUGHT LABOR TO HER ROLES AS:• First Lady of the United States & the World• Political Leader of the Democratic Party•...
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 in...
AnswerCraft Unionism• Poor wages• Long hoursSocial Unionism• Health care• Housing• Financial assistance• Cultural activiti...
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 ...
Frances Perkins, WTUL, 1936                                       International Labor Exchange, 1945                      ...
WOMEN LEADERS          Maid Springer, 1910-2004
Jessie De La Cruz, 1919-United Farm Workers Union                            Ah Quan McElrath, 1915-2004                  ...
WOMEN’S PRIORITIES  Learn about the underlying problems•Listen to workers•Visit work locations•Ask questions•Observe condi...
• World War II Equal pay, factory jobs, child care, meals• The United Nations Equal pay, discrimination Commission on Wome...
ORT Training Program, Paris, 1948
PRESIDENT’S COMMISSIONON THE STATUS              OF WOMEN• Role of Union Women• First Report on Minority  Women• Gathering...
COMMUNICATION*            Unions must tell their stories to the public                                       OLD MEDIA•   ...
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 wor...
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF               HUMAN RIGHTS*                      ARTICLE 231. Everyone has the right to work2. Ev...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
WHO IS YOUR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT            TODAY?
WHO IS YOUR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT                     TODAY?Liz Shuler, IBEWSec.Treas., AFL-CIO                           Mich...
6. CLOSE TO HOME• MENTORS• LEADERS• COALITIONS• WOMEN’S PRIORITIES• COMMUNICATION• HUMAN RIGHTS
AFL-CIO Memorial Poster, 1963
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6 workshop 2012

  1. 1. WHY SHOULD WOMEN JOIN UNIONS? ORGANIZING & LEADING WITH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 1. INTRODUCTIONARE YOU REACHING OUT TO NEW WOMEN WORKERS TO INTEREST THEM IN JOINING THE UNION?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. WORKSHOP GOALS USING HISTORY TO HELP• Organize women workers• Energize women members • Develop women leaders
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 2. WHY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT?Eleanor Roosevelt, fourteen years old, 1898
  8. 8. The Roosevelt Family, 1919
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. CONSEQUENCES• Death Threats• Church Bombing Ku Klux Klan Texas White Citizen Council• Column Cancelled
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. AnswerCraft Unionism• Poor wages• Long hoursSocial Unionism• Health care• Housing• Financial assistance• Cultural activities • Who Was Rose Schneiderman?
  14. 14. STRATEGIES• MENTORS• COALITIONS• LEADERS• PRIORITIES• COMMUNICATION
  15. 15. MENTOR:Rose Schneiderman, early twenties, ca. 1908
  16. 16. COALITIONS
  17. 17. National Farm Labor Committee, 1959
  18. 18. Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks AFL-CIO News, 1961
  19. 19. NEW LEADERSFRANCES PERKINS Frances Perkins @1911
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Frances Perkins, WTUL, 1936 International Labor Exchange, 1945 Maida Springer, White House, 1945
  22. 22. WOMEN LEADERS Maid Springer, 1910-2004
  23. 23. Jessie De La Cruz, 1919-United Farm Workers Union Ah Quan McElrath, 1915-2004 Int. Longshore Workers Union
  24. 24. WOMEN’S PRIORITIES Learn about the underlying problems•Listen to workers•Visit work locations•Ask questions•Observe conditions
  25. 25. • 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
  26. 26. ORT Training Program, Paris, 1948
  27. 27. PRESIDENT’S COMMISSIONON THE STATUS OF WOMEN• Role of Union Women• First Report on Minority Women• Gathering information Esther Peterson, 1906-1997
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. CIO Convention Floor, 1944
  30. 30. NEW MEDIA Radio Shows, Television ShowWeb page, Facebook, Tweet, Blog
  31. 31. AFL-CIO Merger Convention, 1955
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
  35. 35. WHO IS YOUR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TODAY?
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 6. CLOSE TO HOME• MENTORS• LEADERS• COALITIONS• WOMEN’S PRIORITIES• COMMUNICATION• HUMAN RIGHTS
  38. 38. AFL-CIO Memorial Poster, 1963

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