Orlando Teachers, Hospitality & Building Trades Workers to Host Young Working Women Voters Forum

On Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m., local labor and community groups will gather to host a Young Working Women Voters Forum. Florida’s young working women continue to face a disproportionately uphill battle at the workplace, with national reports giving the state a D grade in economic security for women. Panelists will discuss a range of issues including equal pay, access to affordable healthcare, the right to form a union, workplace rights and paid sick/parental leave.

The forum will be moderated by special guest National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Shuler. Liz will be highlighting Labor’s efforts in Florida for the 2016 election cycle and recently released AFL-CIO National Survey of Working Women. The 2016 presidential elections will provide a huge opportunity to elevate young working women’s issues to a national level and make key strides in advancing women’s rights. This forum will highlight the key issues that will impact who local women voters will cast their ballot for in November.

When: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Who: Elizabeth “Liz” Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO and a panel consisting of young local women including teachers, hospitality, and building trades workers.

Where: IBEW Local 606 Union Hall – 820 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL

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