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Rallies demand equal pay

How unequal are women's wages? Women in the U.S., on average, are now paid only 77 cents to every $1.00 of men's average pay.

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Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer leader of the cause of woman suffrage, and worked tirelessly her whole life for what she considered to be the best interests of womankind.

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Today in women's history: Physician Sarah Dolley born

She was supportive of women's rights, and instrumental in the formation of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1893.

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Today in women’s history: Suffrage supporters march in D.C

On March 3, 1913 supporters of the right of women to vote marched in Washington D.C., disprupting the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Our daughters deserve better than 77 percent of a man’s pay

There is no denying that in spite of our best efforts, women continue to be discriminated against in the workplace.

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Today in labor history: Susan B. Anthony tries to vote

Despite being fined, Anthony responded, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty," and, true to her word, never paid the fine for the rest of her life. 

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Today in labor history: First woman elected governor in U.S.

Nellie Taylor Ross was elected governor of Wyoming on Nov. 4, 1924. She was the first woman ever elected to a governorship.

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Today in labor history: Labor journalist Mary Heaton Vorse is born

 

She reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. After reporting on the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, N. C., in 1929, she wrote her famous novel, "Strike!"

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Today in labor history: Activist Agnes Nestor born

On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry 

Female corrections officers get class status for sex harassment complaint

Over objections of Bureau of Prisons, the federal Justice Department agreed that female federal prison corrections officers, employed at the Coleman complex, suffered sexual harassment as a class.

 

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