A fiery labor orator, feminist and socialist, she served as president of the Women's Trade Union League.
A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
The United Federation of Teachers was formed to represent New York City public school teachers on March 16, 1960.
The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.
"Dignity and opportunity aren't just gifts to be handed down by a generous government or by a generous employer. They are rights."
What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Bob Marley, the internationally famous and influential performer of reggae music, was born in northern Jamaica on this date in 1945.
The FMLA was intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families."
Betty Friedan was born on this date in 1921, and died on the same date in 2006 at the age of 85.