What Is a Committee?

A body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on or report on some matter.

Why Form a Women’s Committee?

People of organized union labor have made enormous progress in wages, working conditions, benefits, job security and human rights. If working women are to gain equality, they must work with and through their unions.

The women’s committee is a place for women to gain leadership skills; to raise issues and organize to make changes; and to connect with other SMART women and build support networks in the workplace. Local union women’s committees are a key element in the struggle for women’s equality in the workplace.

A women’s committee can provide a safe zone to identify and create a culture where union women can speak out about concerns and develop strategies to engage with and change the dominant culture.

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