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Today in women’s history: “General” Harriet Tubman dies

Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.

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Today in women’s history: Georgia O’Keefe, American artist, dies at 98

Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most renowned and honored American artists, died March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.

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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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Reproductive clinic law could impact organizers, workers rights

The case involves whether the 35-foot limit violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its free speech guarantees.

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Money bill trims pro-biz program at OSHA, boosts women’s bureau

The money bill's positives led Richard Trumka to call it "a good start that moves in the right direction" on spending priorities.

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San Francisco labor celebrates two heroic women workers

The public is invited to join the San Francisco Labor Council in celebrating two outstanding workers and mothers, Teresa Mina and Lupe Chavez, who have fought for their families and all immigrants, amazing true life stories that appears in a new book by David Bacon, "The Right to Stay Home."

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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: General Motors agrees to end employment discrimination

The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.

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