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Today in African American history: An important birthday

What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.

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Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

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Today in labor history: Birth and death of Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was born on this date in 1921, and died on the same date in 2006 at the age of 85.

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Justices tackle pregnancy discrimination

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars firms from discriminating against pregnant workers, mean what it says?

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Today in labor history: Puerto Rican labor organizer and feminist Luisa Capetillo born

She lived intensely: she fought for workers causes and the emancipation of women till here death..

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Today in labor history: Montgomery teenager refused to yield bus seat

On this day in 1955, African-American Mary Louise Smith refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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Election is biggest union organizing victory in the South in decades

New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.

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Today in labor history: The murder of Fannie Sellins

William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.

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Today in labor history: 19th amendment, securing right to vote for women, ratified

America's woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.

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