Nellie Taylor Ross was elected governor of Wyoming on Nov. 4, 1924. She was the first woman ever elected to a governorship.
She reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. After reporting on the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, N. C., in 1929, she wrote her famous novel, "Strike!"
On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry
Over objections of Bureau of Prisons, the federal Justice Department agreed that female federal prison corrections officers, employed at the Coleman complex, suffered sexual harassment as a class.
On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act aimed at eliminating unequal pay for women.
Unionists and women's leaders celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act by lauding the law and campaigning for the next step.
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.
On this date in 1863, at the height of the American Civil War, 18 countries met in Geneva to create the International Red Cross.
Most people don't realize that a legendary suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, lived well into the mid-20th century.