Rosie's Corner

Rosie's Corner

Welcome to Rosie’s Corner, a space dedicated to union women!
Women are now the majority in our local union, composing 56 percent of our membership.

In recognition, each issue of our magazine will include information about women’s issues on this dedicated page.
Subjects will include working moms, the wage gap, child care issues, women’s health and
domestic violence, among other topics, as well as easy recipes
and fun features.
Rosie’s Corner is a collaboration by women from different demo­graphics. Remember, this is our space and we encourage you to participate. Let us know if you have any topics you like to see discussed. Please contact us at


Ten ways you can improve your health


Spring is a time for new beginnings. It’s also a perfect time to get healthy.

   A few simple adjustments in your daily routines can improve your physical, emotional and financial health. They can add years to your life and make those years happier and more productive, all the while saving money in out-of-pocket medical costs and allowing your health benefits fund to continue providing valuable services.

Here are 10 things you can start doing right away to improve your health:


1.         Eat a healthy breakfast. You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s true. If you skip breakfast, chances are you will crave foods with high fat and high carbohydrates, like pasta, burgers, fries, etc., later in the day. A breakfast with a healthy balance of protein, fruits and grains will launch your day in a positive way.


2.         Make dinner your lightest meal of the day. Try to make your last meal of the day the lightest. It will help your body digest as you sleep and even help you lose weight.


3.         Drink more water. As you keep yourself hydrated, you may notice you’ll have fewer headaches and more energy throughout the day. Water also fills your stomach, which can reduce cravings and help you lose weight.

4.         Eat more fruits and vegetables. When you order a meal at a restaurant, try replacing those unhealthy French fries with a side dish of fruits or vegetables. It will reduce your calorie intake and still make you feel satisfied at the end of your meal.


5.         Consider a multivitamin or mineral supplement.

Depending on your special dietary needs, supplementary vitamins and minerals can help prevent or reduce the effects of a wide range of physical or emotional problems. Consult your physician before you start.


6.         Go outside. Put your smart phone down, turn off the game platform and enjoy the outdoors. You might be amazed by the positive effects of a little sunlight. But don’t forget to use sunscreen, especially if you’re out in the middle of the day.


7.         Have a good cry. We all have bad days, so don’t keep it bottled in. Let it out, vent to a friend and maybe channel that negative energy into something positive, like physical exercise or volunteering in your community.


8.         Try to be active for 30 minutes every day. Fitness trackers are popular these days, so it's easier than ever to motivate yourself to be more active. If you spend the majority of your day sitting, doctors recommend at least one hour of activity a day, and if you work at a job where you spend most of your time standing up, try to move around at least 30 minutes each day.


9.         Get a good night’s sleep. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule can help you lose weight, increase your daytime energy and improve your emotional wellbeing. Everyone has different needs, but try to get at least seven hours of shuteye every night.


10. Find a good doctor. Going to the doctor isn’t something many people look forward to, but if you find a doctor who cares about your health, chances are you’ll heed his or her advice.



Did you know:


Addie Wyatt was a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and the first woman international vice president of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. After her union merged with the Retail Clerks Union to form the United Food and Commercial Workers in 1979, she became the first woman of color to serve on the new union’s board. She is also a recipient of the UFCW’s Women’s Network’s Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award. Addie Wyatt passed away on March 28, 2012.


The first Mother’s Day was on May 10, 1908, and was organized by Anna Jarvis in West Virginia and Philadelphia. As the event gained popularity throughout the country, Congress designated the second Sunday in May as a national day of recognition for mothers in 1914.

Fun Fact about Rosie the Riveter:
Rosie symbolized women’s contribution to the war effort. real-life rosies filled factory positions while men were away (the number of American working women grew by 50 percent in four years), proving that we could excel at a “man’s job.”

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