This survey, conducted in the spring and early summer of 2021, aimed to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our members’ paid and unpaid work, their union involvement, and their mental health. The USW’s National Women’s Committee asked for the survey because it was concerned about the gendered impact of the pandemic and the resulting stress and potential impact on our union’s women members.
Our union cares about workers’ experiences on the job and their experiences at home. Our lives do not begin and end when we clock in and out of work. Steelworkers understand that the union has a key role to play in advancing progressive goals both on and off the shop floor, which is why we support campaigns around high-quality universal childcare; violence against women; racial and environmental justice; and occupational health and safety. The results of this survey show the need to continue to link inequities on the job and at home, and explore creative ways to address them.
Thank you to all the Steelworkers who responded to the survey, to the activists and staff who helped spread the word and encourage members to fill it out, and to the staff who helped design the survey and analyze its results.Download
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