On February 27, 1937, women working in a Detroit Woolworth’s started a sit-down strike. This lesser-known but critically important action is one of the greatest of the sit-down strikes of the 19
On December 16, 1977, eight women bank workers at Citizens National Bank in Willmar, Minnesota went on strike, charging sex discrimination they faced on the job. The Willmar 8 would not transform the
On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. This was the most important piece of legislation on the long road to pay equality by gender, a goal that we have still not reached
As usual, the problem with women in the economy comes back to sexism, both in and out of the home. In March 2020, unemployment rates for men and women age 16 and over were indistinguishable — 4.4%
That farm labor gets such a tiny amount of attention even from liberals is quite distressing. But the exploitation of these workers needs continued publicity through whatever megaphones we may have. W
In 1974, Batgirl was very unhappy over Batman’s sexist pay structure.
Very interesting piece by the historian Allison Lange on how the debate around whether can “have it all” goes back to the suffrage movement. While this work is a necessity for most familie
On July 28, 1869, the Daughters of St. Crispin was founded. This was the first national women’s labor union in American history and, while short lived, a great example of early women’s str