Women in Labor Series

One of the pillars of CLUW is to empower the participation of women at all levels of the labor movement. At Metro DC Chapter one of the ways we fulfill this goal is through our Women in Labor Series. This gives us the opportunity to highlight women and femmes in the DC area labor community and demonstrate that badass women run and lead unions!  


Metro DC CLUW is the proud recipient of the 2023 Joyce Miller Organizing Award, which it received at the 22nd Biennial Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) Convention. Nearly a dozen Metro DC CLUW chapter members traveled to Minneapolis in November to attend the constitutional convention. The chapter has worked hard over the last two years to revitalize the chapter and welcome more union activists into the coalition. Click here to read more.

Metro DC CLUW President Chelsea Bland joins the Network NoVa Friday Power Lunch for their Labor Day show, Hot Labor Summer: Feel the Union Heat, to discuss the history of CLUW and why it's important for union women and femmes to be at the forefront of the labor movement. Chelsea's segment begins at 21:28. 

On Wednesday, June 28 in recognition of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, the chapter held its Women in Labor Series: Rainbow Chat virtual panel discussion. The event was hosted via Zoom and focused on the stories, experiences and leadership of queer women and femmes in the labor movement. Chapter President Chelsea Bland was the host for the discussion and the panelists included Keturah Johnson, International Vice President of AFA-CWA & Metro DC CLUW member; Kristina Romines, Economic Justice & Capacity Building Director at APALA; Emma Turzillo, Rank-and-File Organizer with Friends of Trevor United; and Kalima Ramsey-Walker, SMART Sheet Metal Worker.