Missouri State Senator Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors), a champion for working-class people and women in the building trades, will be the guest speaker at the 4th Annual Women’s History Brunch, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW).
The event, which coincides with Women’s History Month, will be held Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CWA Local 6300 Union Hall at 2258 Grissom Drive in Maryland Heights. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for the brunch are $30 each or $240 for a table of eight.
Walsh, who serves as the first female president of the Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council, was the first woman to go through Heat & Frost Insulators Local 1 apprenticeship program and draws upon her more than 30 years in the union to mentor women considering non-traditional careers and to provide insight for women currently in the building trades.
Walsh was first elected to Senate District 13 in 2012 and was re-elected to the position in 2016. She currently serves as minority floor leader and has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find common-sense solutions to the problems facing Missouri.
Prior to her election to the Senate, Walsh served four terms in Missouri House District 69, which included Bellefontaine Neighbors, Glasgow Village, Jennings, Moline Acres and Riverview.
This is the 46th year the St. Louis chapter of CLUW has been active in the St. Louis Labor Movement. Its members have engaged in the fight to defeat “right-to-work (for less)” and so-called “paycheck protection” (paycheck deception) efforts, joined with the Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) to expose sex and labor trafficking here and abroad, and stood with low-wage workers in the Show Me $15 organizing drive fighting for $15 an hour and a union.
For more information or to order tickets, contact Marcia Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-805-6774.