(Pittsburgh, PA) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 3657 will rally on International Women’s Day as part of the annual Women of Steel conference in downtown Pittsburgh at 5:30 p.m. on Tues., March 8. The event, which will begin at 600 Commonwealth Place at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, will include speakers who will highlight issues affecting working women such as maternity leave and pay equity.
Currently in the United States, women earn about two-thirds of what men make for similar work. America is also one of just three countries in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off for new mothers, furthering widening inequality as women are forced to choose between their economic security and their health.
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WHO: USW Women of Steel conference attendees; Speakers include Carol Landry, USW International Vice President; Leann Foster, Assistant to the USW President; Mariana Padias, USW Legal Department, and Sharon Brady-Patil, Vice President of USW Local 1088
WHAT: Women of Steel Rally highlighting issues affecting women workers
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Tues., March 8, 2016
WHERE: 600 Commonwealth Place, marching to Point Park University at the corner of Wood St. and Boulevard of the Allies
The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.