On July 11th in Seattle, IWPR President Heidi Hartmann was honored with the annual Women’s Rights Award from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The Women’s Rights Award is given to a woman whose work, vision, and leadership have greatly contributed to the advancement of women’s leadership and education. Dr. Hartmann was awarded this honor because of her achievements in the study of equal pay and women’s economic security, as well as in the effective communication of her research to policymakers and the public in pursuit of women’s economic justice and well-being.
IWPR President Heidi Hartmann is congratulated by Foster Stringer, Human Rights and Community Relations Director of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) at the annual convention.
Source: American Federation of Teachers
The award was presented to Dr. Hartmann at AFT’s Women’s Rights Breakfast, where she also gave the event’s keynote address on women’s economic security in the labor market and in retirement. In a thank you note to Dr. Hartmann, Foster J. Stringer, Director of AFT’s Human Rights and Community Relations Department, wrote, “Your remarks at the Women’s Rights Breakfast on July 11 clearly demonstrated the creative vision and leadership that characterize our Women’s Rights Awardees.” The Women’s Rights Award is especially significant because the AFT, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), represents a significant segment of the labor force. The AFT has 1.5 million members and represents pre-K through 12th-grade teachers, higher education faculty and professional staff, the civil service, and nurses and other health care professional staff.