March 8, 2017 (which is also International Women’s Day) is the “Day Without A Woman” strike. Firms and companies should take a pro-active position in preparing for the day. Show your support and work with your employees. Rather than having people call in sick, why not ask employees to give notice that they will not be at work so you can properly prepare for the day.
Don’t forget that things such as mail service, public transportation, the court systems and other companies and businesses could be impacted as well. There is no telling how big this day will become.
The Women’s March website suggests three ways to participate in the strike:
- Women take the day off work — whether you are paid or unpaid.
- Refrain from shopping for the day — or if you must shop, choose small, women- and minority-owned businesses.
- Wear red in solidarity with those participating in and supporting the strike.