Women of Steel Building Equality
Women have struggled for equity, democracy and social justice over many decades. None of the progress made has come easily. Women - and the men who support our struggle for women's equality - have worked in our unions, in our
communities, in politics and in our personal lives. Together we have made our voices heard. Together we have demanded an end to injustice.
Unions play a significant role in advancing women's equality. While women earn only 69% of men's earnings, women who belong to unions make 35% more than non-unionized women. Unions give women better wages, better benefits and pensions and more access to flexible work arrangements to better deal with the challenges of balancing work and family responsibilities.
This document is an update of our Women of Steel publication Measuring Our Progress - Are We There Yet?
Throughout our union we are educating, empowering and mobilizing sisters through Women of Steel initiatives. Together with our supportive brothers we are making our union better and stronger, ready to tackle the challenges we still face on the road to achieving equality for women.