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Appendix D: Resources

AFSCME Women’s Rights Department

The Women’s Rights Department can provide general information, publications, technical assistance with program planning and workshop leaders for AFSCME Women’s Committees. In addition, many other AFSCME departments can provide materials, films, workshop leaders and technical assistance.

For more information on the services of the International Union, contact your council or International Union Area Office or contact:

Women’s Rights Department
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Please send the names and addresses of your women’s committee members to the Women’s Rights Department at the above address. We maintain a Women Activists Database of women’s committee members.

Other union resources

Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
1126 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-466-4610
Fax: 202-776-0537

AFL-CIO Working Women’s Department
815 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202-637-5064
Fax: 202-637-5058

Community resources

The following local organizations may be good resources for your women’s committee:

  • Your AFSCME council and area office 

  • Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) chapter 

  • State labor council 

  • Community colleges and other adult education facilities 

  • College and university labor studies programs (Their services, however, are not always available without charge so it is best to check first on free programs from the International or council.) 

  • Community groups such as the YWCA, NOW and local women’s shelters 

  • Public agencies such as police agencies on crime prevention, the Area Office on Aging, child care resource and referral services, etc. 

  • Public libraries.

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