BCTGM Marks Intl. Women’s Day in Washington D.C.

Posted by BCTGM - March 9, 2017 - Activism, Events, International Staff - No Comments
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WomenP1070231 copy around the world marked International Women’s Day on Wednesday, with many wearing red to work and others taking the day off from work to join rallies, demonstrations, marches and other special events. The global message was one of unity calling for an end to workplace violence and harassment, pay equity, one fair living wage and labor rights at work.

In Washington D.C., more than a thousand protesters gathered for the Women Workers Rising rally held outside the Department of Labor. The event concluded with a marched to the White House in protest against President Donald Trump’s continued attack on women’s rights. And while the majority of the marchers were women, a sizable proportion were men.

Part of the Washington D.C. Women Workers Rising march was BCTGM International Research & Education Director Matthew Clark, Research Specialist Paul Lechtenberg and son Wynn, Director of P.R./Communications Corrina Christensen and Director of New Media Michelle Ellis. There was a large contingent of other union women and men participating in the D.C. event including from the AFL-CIO, UFCW, IBEW, AFT, CWA, Jobs with Justice and more.

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Pictured here with Christensen (left) and Ellis (right) is AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler.

International Women’s Day, which started in the early 1900s, is an annual celebration recognizing women’s economic, political and social achievements. It also serves to highlight the ongoing struggle for gender equality worldwide.