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How Long Island women are taking on union leadership roles

Jill Webb,
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From the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA actors union strikes to the ongoing movement to unionize Starbucks coffee shops, organized labor is having a moment — and women, both on Long Island and nationally, are playing a prominent role.

“I see a lot more women trying to get involved with their unions, whether becoming delegates or shop stewards or getting involved in the coalitions,” said Alexandra Ryan, president of Long Island’s chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

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