Organized labor

Unions push for more black women in leadership roles

African-American women account for one of America’s most unionized demographics — however, they are one of the most underrepresented groups in among the leadership of labor unions according to a new survey. “If unions are the labor movement are to a have a future,” said March Bayard, one of the study’s authors, “that future will not be male, pale, and stale.” After the study was released, several of the nation’s biggest unions have vowed to do more to get black women into more influential positions. In 1995, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution that aimed to increase its leadership’s diversity, but the study says not enough has been done over the last two decades.

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