Labor Women Gather Just Before Women’s March on Chicago: Attacks on Women Just Won’t Work

Women’s Rights are Union Rights

JaquieAlgeeNMH Fist in Air_580CHICAGO–Labor women and their supporters will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Congress Room at Roosevelt University to lend their voices to the Women’s March on Chicago just before its kickoff.

Representatives from SEIU Healthcare Illinois, the Amalgamated Transit Union, AFSCME Council 31, Workers United and other groups are set to rally a crowd of hundreds that will join the march program at Columbus and Jackson.

Republican legislatures and executives across the Midwest, in Springfield and in Washington have attacked female-dominated unions without regard to the harm these attacks will do to families, jobs and services for women.

WHAT: Labor Women Rally En Route to the March on Chicago.

WHO: Representatives of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, AFSCME Council 31, Workers United, Amalgamated Transit Union and other labor-friendly organizations.

WHEN: 9 a.m., SATURDAY, Jan. 21st.

WHERE: Congress Room, 2nd Floor, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

SPEAKERS: Jaquie Algee, Vice President & Director of External Relations at SEIU Healthcare IL, IN, MO, KS

Greg Kelley, Executive Vice President at SEIU Healthcare IL, IN, MO, KS

Faith Arnold, Vice President of Child Care at SEIU Healthcare IL, IN, MO, KS

Carl Sims, nursing home provider

Fatimah Al-Nurridin, home care provider

Deborah Cosey-Lane, Amalgamated Transit Union

Karren Halloway, AFSCME Council 31

Chicago Alderman Toni Foulkes (16th Ward)

Katie Jordan, Coalition of Labor Union Women

Jeanne Cameron, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

Delia Ramirez, Community Renewal Society

Rev. Marilyn Pagan Banks, A Just Harvest

Rev. Emma Lozano, Lincoln United Methodist Church

 

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Women’s March Logistics

After the 9AM Women’s Rally, we’ll head to the Women’s March. The crowd is expected to top 50,000. Here’s what you need to know:

Disability access drop off point at Columbus and Monroe. The new site is still adjacent to Grant Park but is on Columbus Drive just north of Jackson Drive, where participants will gather for a rally at 10 a.m. Attendees will march about 11:30 a.m. west on Jackson to Federal Plaza. Columbus and Monroe.

More info here: http://womens121marchonchicago.org/ & https://goo.gl/MJdhza

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