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(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union honors International Women’s Day today, standing in solidarity with Jimena Lopez, a woman union leader who was fired during a successful union organizing effort at LAN Ecuador, an subsidiary of LAN Airlines, the largest airline in Latin America.
March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time to recognize the contributions that women make year-round to the world, to their communities and to their union. Also, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, whose theme this year is “Make It Happen.”
As a way of marking International Women’s Day, March 8, unions are urged to stand in solidarity with Jimena Lopez, a union leader who was fired as a flight attendant in Ecuador for tirelessly fighting for the rights of her members.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is saddened to announce the death of longtime member and union activist Clara Day.
Women and minorities have always been active in the labor movement. Much of the critical legislation that has been passed over the years started as grassroots movements from within one or more of these groups, even though they frequently did not receive credit or recognition for their efforts.
In 2008, the Teamsters Union published “Clara Day: A Teamster’s Life” as part of the Teamster History Collection. The book profiles one of the union’s most memorable leaders, Clara Day.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect upon and celebrate the contributions American women have made to society.
Women trying to support a family on their own are having a harder time doing so, according to a new report that details the plight of the working poor. As this nation enters Women’s History Month, single mothers are disproportionately struggling to make ends meet, and the document shows conditions are getting worse for them, not better.