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Today in labor history: Celebrating the Irish-born Mother Jones

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we offer a shoutout to Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930).

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Today in women’s and labor history: Teachers unite in NYC

The United Federation of Teachers was formed to represent New York City public school teachers on March 16, 1960.

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Remembering: The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.

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Shuler challenges labor movement on promoting women to leadership

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.

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Today in African American history: An important birthday

What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.

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Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

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Today in labor history: Birth and death of Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was born on this date in 1921, and died on the same date in 2006 at the age of 85.

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Justices tackle pregnancy discrimination

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars firms from discriminating against pregnant workers, mean what it says?

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Today in labor history: Puerto Rican labor organizer and feminist Luisa Capetillo born

She lived intensely: she fought for workers causes and the emancipation of women till here death..

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Today in labor history: Montgomery teenager refused to yield bus seat

On this day in 1955, African-American Mary Louise Smith refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.

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