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Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Teamsters Union recognizes and celebrates women’s accomplishments year-round; however, during the month of March we have a special opportunity to highlight Teamster women and their achievements.
Teamster women showed their Teamster power as far back as 1918, during the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Teamster women truck drivers participated in a national program to bring doctors and medicine to rural areas. They received commendations for their service.
(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.