Browse Items (15 total)

  • Tags: labor

EFuIsoCXUAA1-uk.jpg
To ring in the Jewish new year, I’m highlighting 2 women whose impact on labor rights for all working people -esp. women- endures. Both fierce union organizers, suffragists, lesbians. Read @AnneliseOrleck1's profiles: Rose Schneiderman first. Shana…

EEXoCAUXsAAGw_i.jpeg
In 1893, men in Colorado voted to let women vote - the first time such a thing had ever happened. 16 years earlier a referendum failed in CO - just like in KS, MI, NE, OR, RI, WA & SD. So how'd we finally win? [1/2] #StateOfTheWeek…

ED51Zz5XsAA15nK.jpeg
FFwd to 1913: Post-Triangle Shirtwaist fire, safety laws finally pass. 1 bans women from night shifts➡️female printers, proofers @nytimes & other a.m. papers are axed. The NY Typographical Union won't help get their jobs back, so 3 women organize…

EDypoNxXsAEr9m8.jpeg
Women got the chance to learn typesetting when owners needed scabs. Augusta Lewis realized we'd do better unionized, and in 1868 she created Women's Typographical Union 1. It met @ the office of Susan B Anthony's newspaper Revolution. #Suffrage100…

EDeJshfXYAEuXHJ.jpeg
Devoting all week to working women. Stories fr labor historian Barbara Mayer Wertheimer's 1976 book. "She always believed that it was women who 'will be the ones to organize other women...to transmit enthusiasm and confidence in trade unionism.'"…

Tags:

Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2