New USW Women’s Committees Course Pilot a Huge Success

ORILLIA—November 3, 2017—Six new USW Women’s Committees will be up and running soon, after Women of Steel representing local unions attended the pilot of “USW Women’s Committees—Leading Together” at the District 6 fall school, October 30-November 3.

“It helped to answer questions and gain confidence in our ability to set up and run a committee,” said one participant.

“I would recommend this course to any woman who is interested in becoming involved in any way in her local union”, said another sister. “It was very informative and really hit home as to why it is important to have women involved in making sure women’s needs are considered in every local union.”

“USW Women’s Committees—Leading Together” provides tools for starting up a new committee as well as for revitalizing an existing committee. Participants identify issues that are important to women in their local unions, develop action plans and budgets to support work on those issues, and learn techniques to engage more women in committee events.

“I came in having very little knowledge and I’m leaving ready and able to make a difference,” one participant remarked.

The women’s committee course was recently revised and updated. For more information or to see about scheduling the course in your area or region, please contact your District Education Coordinator or District Women of Steel Coordinator.

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