Veteran Feminists of America
|Joyce Darren Miller: First Lady of Labor
VFA sadly announces the death of Joyce Miller who passed away June 30, 2012. She had suffered a stroke the day before.
Born June 19, 1928 Joyce, who was from Chicago, worked for decades to improve the conditions of working women. She was an organizer and co founder of the Coalition for Labor Union Women ( 1972-74). At the founding convention she was elected East Coast VP, and later elected national president, a position she held from 1978 to 1993. Workers). At every CLUW Convention the Joyce D. Miller Award is given to the chapter that has increased membership most significantly during the preceding period of time.
She was Executive Officer of and the first woman to sit on the AFL-CIO Executive Board, and a pioneer in the creation of daycare for working families. She served in the Clinton Administration as Executive Director of the Glass Ceiling Commission. She joined NOW and Naral in the early 70’s and VFA when it began in 1993. Over the years she’d lobbied, marched and wrote letters in support of the ERA .
Joyce received dozens of honors and awards, including VFA’s medal of honor. She is survived by her sons Joshua and Adam and daughter, Rebecca.
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