August 3, 2016 – The following is a statement by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler on the AFL-CIO Executive Council’s Working Women Economic Agenda:
Women make up more than half of the U.S. electorate, and we vote at higher rates than men. From now until November, the AFL-CIO will be talking to women voters about the issues that impact them the most. We will have conversations with our friends and family on the doors, on the phone, at work and in our communities to ensure that the women’s agenda remains at the forefront.
Today the AFL-CIO Executive Council reinforced its commitment to advancing the rights of all working women and men – union or non-union – with the adoption of the Economic Agenda for Working Women and Our Families. The labor movement will continue to fight for equal pay, family friendly policies, high-quality education and the right to negotiate better working conditions.
It is time that our nation’s policies reflect our values and lift up working women, and all working people. Women are change-makers and this year we are going to elect pro-worker, pro-woman and pro-family candidates. Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination for president shattered the glass ceiling, and we stand behind her. She shares our values and has put forth a plan that will help working women achieve equal rights along with the respect and dignity we deserve.
To read the full Economic Agenda for Working Women and Our Families click here: www.aflcio.org/working-women-economic-agenda