Today in Labor History – July 3rd

Charlotte Perkins GilmanQ

Children, employed in the silk mills in Paterson, N.J., went on strike for 11-hour day and 6-day week. A compromise settlement resulted in a 69-hour work work week – 1835

Feminist and labor activist Charlotte Perkins Gilman born in Hartford, Conn. Her landmark study, “Women and Economics”, was radical: it called for the financial independence of women and urged a network of child care centers – 1860

 

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