Mays Kathy Womens Movement 1

Katherine Mays has been a union organizer for over twenty years in East Tennessee, and she has been a long time member of the local chapter of Democratic Women. Among other topics, she discusses her involvement in the labor movement, including working for the Office of Professional Employees International Union beginning in 1982, taking classes at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, working for the Labor Council’s Workers Reemployment Center in the late 1980s when factories began to relocate from the United States to Mexico, and her current job with UNITE HERE. She also describes how gender politics have changed in the labor movement, as well as the challenges that the labor movement faces in the current economic and political climate.