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Women's Rights Committee

The UFT's Women’s Rights Committee seeks to promote women's involvement and role in the labor movement, women's history and women's rights here and abroad. To that end, the committee hosts two programs each year, including a workshop in March in honor of Women's History Month. In the past, we have collaborated with the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and the UFT Jewish Heritage Committee. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with these two groups and finding other partners who share our interests and aims.

Topics discussed at past workshops include women in the labor movement, women in the workplace, nontraditional employment for women, pay equity and sexual harassment. Prominent past speakers include New York Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and CLUW's executive director, Gloria Johnson.

We have also organized trips to Seneca Falls, New York, arguably the birthplace of the modern women's rights movement.

The committee engages in ongoing recruitment of new and veteran NYC public school educators, related service providers, UFT members who work in non-school settings, UFT retirees and other UFT members who care about women’s rights. Non-UFT members, including university employees and members of unions affiliated with the New York City Central Labor Council, the AFL-CIO, NYSUT or AFT may serve as associate members of the committee.

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