Joyce Miller, 1928-2012, and Gloria Johnson, 1927-2013, were both founding members of CLUW in 1974 and both served as its president–Joyce Miller from 1977-1992 and Gloria Johnson from 1993-2004. Miller was Vice President of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and in 1980 became the first woman elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council. In all her positions, she was a strong advocate for women in the labor force. Johnson, who died 8 months after Miller, had served as CLUW treasurer for 17 years prior to being elected president. She fought tirelessly for women to have equal access to economic opportunities. She was a lifetime women’s rights activist, labor and civil rights leader.
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