The labor movement isn't just boots on the ground, said Connie Leak, a UAW member and president of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). "It's heels, flats and sneakers." Working women are impacting the labor movement in a big way.
Yesterday, more than 250 women workers and labor participants gathered in Washington, D.C., at the AFL-CIO headquarters to discuss issues that affect women workers and families and talk about collective bargaining as the solution.
These women today are attending the White House Summit on Working Families.
Watch the Summit on Working Families live here today and follow #FamiliesSucceed and #WFSpeakUp on Twitter for more updates from the women workers at the event.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler will speak at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Here are some highlights from yesterday's event: