Ask a Working Woman Survey 2008

What do you do if you need to take time off work to care for a sick child or parent? Does having children hurt your career? Unequal pay. Maternity leave. Spiraling health care costs. Family and children plus a full-time career.

Working people face these issues every day. But all too often, women especially don’t have the resources or support to help meet these challenges.

Working America and the AFL-CIO are conducting a nationwide survey on what it's like to be a working woman. If you’re a working woman, your opinion matters greatly. Please take a moment to complete the Ask a Working Woman survey and share your thoughts and experiences.

In this critical election year, the survey results are a chance to be heard by those with the power to make changes—members of Congress, state and local officials and presidential candidates.

The more responses, the more weight the survey will carry, so after you fill it out, forward it to friends and tell everyone in your e-mail address book.

More than 22,000 women took part in the AFL-CIO 2006 Ask a Working Woman survey—with the majority saying they were worried about such fundamental economic issues as paying for health care, not having retirement security and pay not keeping up with the cost of living. This year, the Ask a Working Woman survey runs through June 20. Take a minute to take it now