The Sexes: Ms. Blue Collar

"We have a message for George Meany. We have a message for Leonard Woodcock. We have a message for Frank Fitzsimmons. You can tell them we didn 't come here to swap recipes."

The no-nonsense words of Myra Wolfgang, a vice president of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union, typified the mood of the more than 3,000 blue-collar women who gathered in Chicago in late March to form the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). Instead of recipes, the representatives from 58 labor unions discussed ways to end sex discrimination in wages, hiring and...

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