Hundreds of IAM activist women from across North America are gathered in Las Vegas this week for the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference.
The theme of the conference is “Women Rising: Unite the Fight.” The agenda includes an array of guests and panel discussions, to support the ever-increasing role women play in the labor movement. Among the opening day speakers was IAM International President Bob Martinez.
“Look around this room. What do you see?” said Martinez. “I see strong IAM women. I see trailblazers who have had to work twice as hard as a man to get to where they are today. And I see young women who are standing up, speaking out, and positioning themselves to be our next great generation of IAM activists.”
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) April 4, 2019
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A remote edition of the IAM’s webcast “Activate L!VE” included IAM Women’s Department Director Rhonda Rogers and several conference attendees.
The 2019 IAM Women’s Conference runs today through Saturday, April 6.