CLUW

Greater OKC Chapter

Coalition of Labor union women

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Contact Us:

cluwokc@yahoo.com

The primary purpose of the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter, Coalition of Labor Union Women, hereinafter referred to as CLUW, is to unify all women in a viable organization to determine first, our common problems and concerns, and second, to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives. Through unity of purpose, the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter will seek to accomplish these goals in accordance with the Constitution of the National Coalition of Labor Union Women.

CLUW Quilt

Thank you everyone who donated T-shirts for the 2021 CLUW Quilt!

Tickets are now available.

1 Ticket - $1.00

6 Tickets - $5.00

12 Tickets - $10.00


To order tickets by mail, make your check payable to CLUW and mail to

3400 South Western Ave, OKC 73109

The drawing for the quilt will be held at the conclusion of the OK State AFL-CIO's General Convention.

For more info call: 405-634-4030

Officers

Bronte Yardley - President

LaSheena Wilson - 1st Vice President

Debra Graumann - 2nd Vice President

Debra Donwerth - Treasurer

Linda Smith - Corresponding Secretary

Bob Bearden - Recording Secretary

Koquise Edwards-Williams - Trustee

Terry Goforth - Trustee

Jennifer Duncan - Trustee

Upcoming Events

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February 2, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Via Zoom - 6:30pm

March 2, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Via Zoom - 6:30pm

April 6, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Via Zoom - 6:30pm

May 4, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Via Zoom - 6:30pm

May 8, 2021 - NALC National Food Drive * Postponed

June 1, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Via Zoom - 6:30pm

July 6, 2021 - CLUW Meeting Cancelled

August 3, 2021 - CLUW Meeting in Person & Zoom - 6:30pm

September 7, 2021 - CLUW Meeting in Person & Zoom - 6:30pm

October 5, 2021 - CLUW Meeting

November 2, 2021 - CLUW Meeting

December 7, 2021 - CLUW Meeting

Locals Represented

 

AFGE 916

AFT 2309, 4095, 4574, 4574 Retirees

APWU 86

AWIU 94

CWA 6009 Retirees, 6016, 6016 Retirees

GMP 48

GCC/IBT 226-M

IAMAW 171, 850, 850 Retirees

IBEW 1141, 1141 Retirees

IBT 886

NALC 458, 458 Retirees

OPEIU 381, 381 Retirees

Plumbers and Pipefitters 344

SMART 124

TWU 514

UAW 1999 Retirees 

UFCW 1000

USW 998 Retirees 

Sponsor Organizations

AFGE LOCAL 916

AFT LOCAL 4574

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA LABOR FEDERATION

AFL-CIO

CWA LOCAL 6016

IAMAW DISTRICT LODGE 171 IAMAW LOCAL LODGE 850

IBEW LOCAL 1141 (2 Sponsorships)

NALC BRANCH 458

OKLAHOMA BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL

OKLAHOMA STATE AFL-CIO

OPEIU LOCAL 381

PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 344

RETIRED WORKERS CHAPTER OF LOCAL 1999 UAW

SMART LOCAL 124

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 886

UFCW LOCAL 1000

Friends of CLUW

AFT Oklahoma

AFT Local 2309

Volunteer Events

NALC National Food Drive - Postponed

CLUW Mission Statement

The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement.

The primary purpose of (CLUW) is to unify all union women in a strong organization to determine and seek remedies to our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of the labor movement to effectively promote our objectives.

At its founding convention in Chicago, Illinois, CLUW adopted four core objectives: to empower women for greater participation at all levels in the labor movement; to organizing the unorganized; to promote affirmative action, social and economic justice in the workplace; and to increase the participation of women in the political and legislative processes.

These goals continue to be the cornerstone of CLUW's activities as members speak out for equal pay, child and elder care benefits, job security, safe workplaces, affordable health care, contraceptive equity, and protection from sexual harassment and violence at work.

With members from more than 70 international and national unions across the U.S., CLUW has a strong network of 36 chapters throughout the nation. CLUW is endorsed by the AFL-CIO and its international and national unions. CLUW local chapters educate members, keep them up-to-date on a variety of issues of concern to working families, and provide a support network for women in unions.

In Loving Memory

Judy Calhoun (1954-2020)

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   Judy started work at the General Motors plant in Oklahoma City in 1979. After UAW Local 1999 was established in late summer that year, Judy soon joined the Women’s Committee and never looked back!

   She served in the elected positions of Trustee, Recording Secretary, and Financial Secretary. She chaired the CAP Committee for several years. When the plant closing was announced in November 2005, Judy spearheaded the effort to keep the plant open by bringing in another product.

   After production ceased at the plant in February 2006, Judy was appointed by the international union to serve as benefit Representative for UAW Region 5 retirees and served in that position until the UAW Regional office closed.

   She was currently serving as Financial Secretary of the UAW Local 1999 Retiree Chapter and was recently elected as Vice President of the Southwestern UAW CAP Council. Judy was Vice President of the Greater Oklahoma City champion for workers’ rights and women’s rights.

Ode to Judy - A Queen of Hearts

It won't be the same without her,

She had a goofy mischievous smile,

Kind of lopsided one way but sweet,

She had eyes that did softly beguile.

 

You knew where you stood first time,

She never ceased to be outspoken,

She never gave an inch of ground,

Her Unionism was not a simple token.

 

She was sexy without being showy,

She was kind and reflective to a fault,

Whatever the cause you gave her,

It was like putting gold in the vault.

 

Plain spoken and always questioning,

Never afraid to speak up or speak out,

She could be funny and quick witted,

She stood for right was never in doubt.

 

I think I'll best remember her laughter,

And how she could show you she cared,

And how she would not suffer fools at all,

With her they were lucky if they never dared.

 

Judy was a hand full of conscience and fact,

Mincing words weren't in her vernacular,

But she had sweetness in her heart and soul,

A lady ever gorgeous and wildly spectacular.

-Bob Bearden

NALC Branch 458