Despite some gains in recent years, women still face a tough road to equal pay.
A large number of presenters addressed several aspects of the crisis of women's work today.
Some 10,000 women workers in the needle trades, mostly Jewish and Italian, took to the New York City streets to demand higher wages.
An interview with Theresa King, the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.
If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.
"When women have access to quality health information, they live longer, are more productive and have better quality lives."
Two of the four Foner brothers who were leaders in the American labor movement were born on December 14 in 1910.
The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.
Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.
Obama announced the executive order in a speech after a Labor Day breakfast with union leaders in Boston.