Statement by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler on International Women’s Day:
The AFL-CIO and its 12.5 million working people are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity with working women in the wake of unprecedented hostile rhetoric aimed at women by elected leaders and attacks on the rights of all workers. As we join union women and allies at the Women Workers Rising rally, we send a clear message to politicians: the status quo is not working and it is time for you to pay attention.
Every day, women workers are subject to sexual harassment and violence on the job. Women workers are indispensable, yet we still are paid less for doing the same work while also taking on greater responsibility in our homes. On International Women’s Day, we recommit to fighting for equal pay, paid family leave, affordable child care, health care and, most importantly, dignity and respect on the job.