Today in Labor History April 10, 2020

The “Saint of Labor Day” Frances Perkins

This was the birth date of Frances Perkins, the “Saint of Labor Day”, named Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, becoming the first woman to hold a cabinet-level office. – 1880 133 people, mostly women and girls, were killed when an explosion in the loading room tore apart the Eddystone Ammunition … Read more

The Women of Labor – 2

Women of Labor – 2 Dolores Huerta “Every single day we sit down to eat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at our table, we have food that was planted, picked, or harvested by a farm worker. Why is it that the people who do the most sacred work in our nation are the most oppressed, … Read more