Chair: Sherry Creps
Co-Chairs: Patti Hood & Evangela Ashley
The UAW Women’s Department was created in 1955 to focus attention on the issues and concerns of women in the workplace and to provide education aimed at motivating women to become active in their union. Working in coalition with other progressive groups, such as the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), the Women’s Department is active in grassroots lobbying and educating women and men alike on such issues as domestic violence, sexual harassment, pay equity, and child care.
A member of the Women’s Department serves on the National Committee on Pay Equity; a national coalition the UAW helped found. The department also helps regions and local unions implement UAW policies on equality, sex discrimination, and sexual harassment; and sets up Women’s Committees and Family Auxiliaries.