Senate Hearing Today: When Women Organize, America Succeeds

May 20, 2014

Today, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hosts a roundtable discussion on economic security for working women (you can see the livestream starting at 2:30 p.m. and find the participants’ testimony at http://help.senate.gov). Lori Pelletier, executive secretary-treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, is taking part in the roundtable and pointing out some of the reasons a union card is one of the best things a woman can have in her wallet—including better pay and benefits, family-friendly work policies and a strong and effective voice in enacting women’s legislative priorities. Lori’s state, Connecticut, was the first in the country to pass legislation requiring paid sick days, and that would not have happened, she says, without the labor movement. 

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