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Labor and Gender Equity
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What was the Uprising of the 20,000?
In 1909, "the Uprising of the 20,000" was a massive strike led by Clara Lemlich and the ILGWU. The strike exposed the oppressive and exploitative workplace conditions faced by immigrant workers in the garment industry.
Which group fought for a 10-hour workday and fought to organize textile workers in New England?
The Mill Girls
What was the significance of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire?
A fire broke out that killed 146 women who were locked into the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, which further exposed the dangerous working conditions for immigrant women and raised awareness among the American public about the importance of unions in maintaining health & safety for workers.
What did the Equal Pay Act of 1963 do?
The labor movement was the key group fighting for the Equal Pay Act. Congress finally passed the law in 1963, for the first time stating that wage discrepancies between men and women were illegal. This was seen as a huge win for gender equity and was achieved after a long fight by labor unions together with feminist organizations.
Which group of workers, who are primarily immigrant women, are currently excluded from the NLRA?
Several organizations of domestic workers organized to push for higher pay, labor protections, and dignity for domestic workers. They were ultimately successful in gaining federal minimum wage for household workers in 1974.
For every $1 that a man makes, how much does a Latina woman make?
Which act provides some protection for workers who leave work for family reasons?
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
What is the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights?
A bill passed in 2015 guaranteeing domestic workers the right to minimum wage, overtime pay, all wage and hours laws, and special protections including rest time and rules for live-in workers.
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