Turning 100: Four Wise Voices

Four women who grew up in Southwest Washington, D.C. are turning 100 years young this year. They went to school together, church together and remained friends all these years. Leona Barnes, Gladys Butler, Ruth Hammett and Bernice Underwood share their experiences about work, voting and life. Special thanks to Arlene Holt-Baker, former Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, for introducing the women to the Machinists News Network.

The Women of the IAMAW

The IAMAW’s Secretary-Treasurer and one of its General Vice Presidents are women, but women are still in the minority when it comes to membership in the Machinists Union. The women in this video explain why women’s voices must be heard. The song at the end of the video is by unioNation’s Michael Martinez and is performed by Lisa Hyde. For more information, visit  http://www.goiam.org/index.php/headquarters/departments/womens-and-human-rights-department