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Shuler: Working Women Are Rising to the Occasion

Earlier this week, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler delivered a speech on working women at the Whittemore House, co-hosted by the National Women’s Law Center. An excerpt:

But there is another side of the coin. While the discrimination that [Shirley] Chisholm referred to as pervasive and widespread is less overt today, it still exists. It is experienced by every woman who takes home a smaller paycheck than her male counterpart for doing the same job. It is felt by every mother who is denied a promotion because she wants to balance work and family. It hangs like a dark cloud over every victim of workplace harassment, discrimination and violence.
Even as we celebrate the advancement of women in work, the harsh reality is too many of us struggle when we shouldn’t have to. 

Watch the video for Shuler's full remarks or read the full text of the speech.

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