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Season 3, Episode 97

Cleveland women’s conference celebrates women in labor leadership



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Davida Russell

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Davida Russell, State President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed Ohio CLUW’s Women's Revolution — "Turning Dreams Into Reality,” an upcoming women's conference celebrating women in labor leadership.

Russell is also a Cleveland Heights Councilwoman, Vice President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, State Executive Board Member and President of the Northeast Ohio District of the Ohio Association of Public-School Employees Local 4/AFL-CIO, Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the North Coast Area Labor Federation and Trustee of the Cleveland North Shore Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.

The conference will be held June 3-4 in downtown Cleveland. Panelists include state representatives, Ohio Supreme Court justices, business leaders and state and national labor leaders, including Ohio AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Melissa Cropper. They will discuss the barriers they overcame and what needs to be done to encourage more women to gain leadership positions in the labor movement. 

Russell also spoke about the upcoming midterm elections and the need for labor leaders to get out the vote in November. 

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these topics.

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