Celebrating Women Trailblazers in the Labor Movement

March is Women’s History Month, and we know that unions make a difference in the lives of women, their families, and their communities all over the world. Throughout history, there is no shortage of strong women trailblazers whose courage and convictions make the world a better place. Here are a few examples of outstanding women who have inspired us and paved the way for the next generation:

Ella Baker, Civil & Human Rights Activist

Rosina tucker, Labor organizer, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car PortersMother Jones, labor leaderAugusta Y. Thomas, AFGE National Vice PresidentMargaret Haley, co-founder of the American Federation of TeachersLuisa Blue, SEIUDolores Huerta, Labor leader & civil rights activistCarolyn Federoff, AFGE

Carmen Berkley, Labor Activist


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