CLUW was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1974 as part of a wave of constituency group organizing within the AFL-CIO. The impetus for the formation of CLUW came in June 1973 when women labor union leaders met to discuss the formation of a new AFL-CIO body to create a more effective voice for women in the labor movement. More than 3,000 women attend this conference. 

CLUW was established to pursue the following goals:

  • Promote affirmative action in the workplace

  • Strengthen the role of women in unions

  • Organize the unorganized

  • Increase the involvement of women in the political and legislative process

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