LRAN Conference Panel: Women Workers and the Resistance: Harnessing Outrage and Building Power

June 9, 2017
Howard University, Washington, DC
 

Focus: The panel addressed how women—as the majority of low-wage workers, and who comprise 47% of union members, offer enormous potential to organize a platform for the resistance. Specifically, how the workers’ movement can harness the outrage that women displayed during the Women’s March and impact the current political landscape to benefit workers and improve workers’ rights.

Partners/Panelists:

  • Lane Windham, Associate Director and WILL Empower Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University
  • Sheri Davis-Faulkner, WILL Empower Director, Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO)
  • Amanda Pacheco, Director of Education, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Marilyn Sneiderman, Executive Director, CIWO - Rutgers University

Attendees: Scholars, labor practitioners, and activists from across the country convened to share news, ideas, and lessons learned, and connected with others around research and campaign work.