The AFL-CIO today brought together allies and union leaders, with the aim of ending sexual harassment in the workplace. When working people join together in union, we can listen to each other, mobilize our co-workers, speak with a unified voice and fight together to win justice in the workplace.
“Unions have an important role to play in ending sexual harassment because fighting for dignity and respect on the job is fundamental to the work we do in the labor movement,” said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler.
Message of the Day—Stop Sexual Harassment
- The breadth and depth of today’s national focus gives us a new opportunity to fight for justice.
- Gender equity has been a labor issue for generations, but our movement acknowledges that we, too, have been part of the problem.
- Our union movement is determined to be part of the solution, which is why the AFL-CIO Executive Council and the AFL-CIO Working Women’s Committee came together with representatives from allied organizations for a real conversation about solutions.
- Collective bargaining agreements are an important tool to secure equality and a voice in the workplace.
“We can tear down misogyny with movement building, and we can use our contracts to discourage bad behavior and punish bad actors. That’s exactly what we’re focused on today,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.