International Women's Day/Fairness

Origin of International Womesn' Day: The Triangle fire in 1911, a symbol of unfettered Gilded Age greed, still stands burning before us--from lack of job safety and health protections, to neglect of the conditions endured by immigrant workers to the fundamental ability of workers to form unions and bargain for a better life. 146 died, mostly women. (The Triangle fire led to the growth of the garment workers' union and the strengthening of fire, health, and labor regulations. Today in Wisconsin, we're seeing the same kind of public mobilization to defend workers' rights and the public services on which working families depend.)

Brainstorm other unfairness to women then?

Research and brainstorm: How were these wrongs put right?

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United [DWU] is an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all. They have a dream that one day all work will be valued equally.

Brainstorm today's unfairness:

What's being done to put this right?

UNITE! Unions working for better pay, working conditions, against later retirement