Encouraging Women to Step up as Leaders and Activists
Recently, progressive radio host Charles Showalter of the Working Family Radio Network talked with United Steelworkers (USW) Women of Steel (WOS) Director Ann Flener about the Women of Steel Program.
Flener talked about who the Women of Steel are and what are their goals. No matter what service you do or what type of work you do, if you are a member of the USW, you are a Women of Steel member. She said, “Our program is about encouraging women to step up as leaders and activists.”
She mentioned a few of the training courses offered to women:
• The women’s image in society;
• How to function as a leader;
• Public Speaking and
• Health and safety in the workplace
They discussed how present legislation is eroding women’s rights and union rights. “Women need to be paying attention to the health care issues,” said Flener, “the attacks on Planned Parenthood and the proposal to defund Planned Parenthood.”
Click the audio button below to listen to the conversation.