Tag: women and work

Home /
On March 20, 1991, the Supreme Court decided the case of United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls. In this case, the Court, unanimously but with factions, held that private sector policies banning women’s work with potentially hazardous materials was a discriminatory act. This upheld the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and was an important moment […]
Female machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer On September 19, 1945, 24 fired female employees of the Lindstrom Tool and Toy Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut picketed outside the factory in protest of their firing. It led to nothing, but this brief action is a window into the treatment […]
On May 1, 1899, Florence Kelley began her work for the National Consumers’ League. Not only was the Consumers League a critical organization in the fight against child labor, but Kelley established herself and middle-class women more broadly as key allies in the struggle for dignified labor in the United States and made labor feminism […]

Child Care Workers

On March 8, 2017

Given that we claim to care for our children, enough for many of us to engage in systemic racism by moving to the suburbs for the schools or sending our kids to private schools if we stay in the city,

On November 27, 1937, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) debuted its play “Pins and Needles,” which would become the longest running musical of the 1930s. This cultural form of labor feminism at a time when organized labor was dominated by male workers is a vital and important moment both in the cultural history […]
1 2 5
It is main inner container footer text