On Tuesday, March 31, please join Carmen Berkley, AFL-CIO’s director of civil, human and women’s rights, for a Twitter chat in honor of women’s history month. Carmen will lead a conversation that will focus on issues women face in the workplace, including paid family leave, fair scheduling and gender equality. You can participate in the chat on Twitter by following @CarmenSpinDiego, @AFLCIO and the hashtag #1uHerStory.
Join Carmen as she discusses these questions and others:
- Which woman in history embodies the struggle for workplace equality?
- What difficulties have you faced as a woman in the workplace? How can we fix it going forward?
- 80% of low-wage workers don’t have access to paid sick days. How does that affect women on the job?
- Does your job offer guaranteed paid maternity leave? If so, for how long?
- Have you or a female co-worker experienced discrimination on the job due to motherhood or pregnancy?
- How can we can support trans and gender nonconforming women in the workplace?
- Unknown work schedules present working women with scores of additional challenges. Why is fair scheduling an equality issue?
- Women of color are disproportionately represented in low-wage work. How would fair scheduling and higher wages impact their lives?
- How can men be better allies to women in the workplace?
- How would raising wages for everyone help level the playing field between men and women?