Michigan House approves repeal of state’s right-to-work law. Read the full Associated Press article by Joey Cappelletti and Scott Bauer here.
Michigan No Longer a ‘Right-to-Work’ State
Women’s History Month
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Each March in the U.S. and elsewhere, we honor the role women have played in society with Women’s History Month.
In the 1970s, Feminists critiqued the exclusion and lack of recognition of women’s contributions to our society and campaigned for the inclusion of women in our history. Then a group of women in Santa Rosa, California, took matters into their own hands and celebrated their efforts with a Women’s History Week celebration in 1978. The movement quickly spread around the country and just a few years later, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. This observance continued until 1987 when Congress designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month.
Not only is Women’s History Month a time of reflection, but it’s also a moment to recognize how the efforts and bravery of past generations continues to pave the way for females today.
Local 6132 would like to recognize and honor our very own Deane Armstrong as a woman who became part of this movement from all of her hard work and dedication. Deane began working at Southwestern Bell in 1956, and as soon as a Union Representative approached her, she joined the Communication Workers of America – Local 6132. She immediately became an active union member and soon became involved in the Legislative Committee. In 1969, Deane was elected Chief Steward of Accounting and was then elected as Vice President of Accounting in 1970, developing a strong leadership role among the union women. She became part of the Austin Central Labor Council, and as a delegate of AFL-CIO she was elected Vice President, allowing her a great opportunity to serve on additional committees, voting on important labor issues, and working with politicians to accomplish union goals. Deane’s career and determination didn’t stop there – in 1985, she became the first mayor of Jonestown TX, after helping incorporate the town…continuing to show women that hard work does pay off.
Deane always says that she never accomplishes anything by herself but surrounds herself with the best people who know how to get things done.
AT&T Employee Relief Fund
An email went out on Friday February 3, 2023 to employees and managers of AT&T that were impacted by winter storm Mara.
Employees of AT&T directly affected by the severe weather may be eligible for assistance from the AT&T Employee Relief Fund (ERF).
If you are an AT&T Employee and are in need of food, clothing , shelter, or other necessities due to financial hardship related to a natural disaster or an incident leading to significant damage to your primary residence, please visit employeerelief.att.com.
If any of our members are in need of assistance, please contact the Local.
The NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship Fund
The NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship awards college scholarships to children of union members across the country. Since 2001, nearly $300,000 has been given to fund the education of hundreds of promising young men and women. Chances are you know of a family that has benefited in your hometown. The scholarship program is a fitting tribute to our friend who gave so much to so many.
Scholarship applications can be requested by calling our scholarship hotline at 888-224-5021 or by visiting our website www.nettworth.net.
Direct link to scholarship information
Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 31, 2023.
To learn more about the NettWorth Financial Group Donna Castleberry Scholarship, please contact us at your convenience.
David B. Davis, MBA
Union Scholarship Programs
Please take a look at some of the college scholarship programs available to you, our members.
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