ROCHESTER — Longtime CSEA member Angela Muscianese knows a thing or two about labor history and the women’s rights movement.

She’s been an active voice for women and children her whole working life, which spans more than four decades.

Muscianese, who has worked for the Monroe County Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC) for the past 23 years, says studying women’s history enables her to develop a better understanding of the world in which we live in today.

Angela Muscianese

“Building knowledge and understanding of historical events and trends about women’s rights, especially over the past century, enables us to develop broader social policy which could benefit all working families in the future,” said Muscianese.

“My work on the CSEA Western Region Women’s Committee has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge with other labor activists, so hopefully we can create more inclusive collective bargaining agreements and documents which guide the workplace,” said Muscianese. “The idea is to advocate for policy and language changes built around protecting and honoring women and families. Not only for union families, but also for society at large. Knowing where we came from helps us get to where we are going.”

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