UFCW Women's Network

Constitution

of

The United Food and Commercial Workers Women’s Network

Statement of Purpose

The primary purpose of the UFCW Women’s Network is to unify UFCW women through an International network.  Women, who comprise more that 50 percent of the UFCW’s members, represent a powerful resource for the union.  The Network believes that active participation of women members in the UFCW will enhance our union’s strength at the bargaining table, in organizing campaigns, and in the political arena.

The Network shall assess women’s common problems and concerns, and develop action programs to address them.  The Network supports the formation of women’s committees and caucuses at the International Union, local union and regional levels, wherever feasible.

The Network, in cooperation with the International Union and the Civil Rights and Community Action Department, seeks to motivate and educate UFCW women to increase women’s participation in UFCW activities and programs.  The Network encourages the hiring and promotion of qualified women to leadership and policy-making positions at all levels within UFCW local unions, the International Union, and the labor movement.

The Network recognizes that organizing the unorganized is a top priority for the UFCW.  In cooperation with the International Union and its Civil Rights and Community Action Department, the Network will assist where appropriate in organizing programs to address the critical needs of millions of unorganized workers.

The Network invites and encourages the support and participation of our union sisters and brothers in accomplishing these objectives.

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