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Today in labor history: U.S. women organize trade union league

Working-class and wealthier women gathered in Boston to found the Women's Trade Union League to support the efforts of women to organize labor unions.

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On this day in labor history: National Organization for Women founded

On this date in 1863, at the height of the American Civil War, 18 countries met in Geneva to create the International Red Cross.

 

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Today in labor history: Women’s rights figure Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies

On this day in 1902, social/political activist and proto-feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton died, after living a life of achievements.

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Silicon Valley protests Hyatt abuse of women

A broad cross section of Silicon Valley joined Hyatt hotel workers in front of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara last week, speaking out against Hyatt's abuse of women workers.

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Today in labor history: “Boom boom room” costs Wall Street in sex bias payout

Branch managers had been asking female employees to remove their tops in exchange for money. One office featured a "boom boom room" where women were told to "entertain" clients.

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Today in labor history: Suffragette socialist Sylvia Pankhurst dies in 1960

Most people don't realize that a legendary suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, lived well into the mid-20th century.

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Today in labor history: Textile workers ambushed

The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."

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Today in labor history: Air Line Stewardesses Association formed

Five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first-ever labor union representing female flight attendants.

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Big British labor federation picks female leader

The Trades Union Congress, Great Britain's biggest labor federation, with 6.2 million members, elected Frances O'Grady as its General Secretary, its top administrative post.

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