Local 1576

Yeah, Ladies!

The Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703, based in Illinois, was granted a charter from the American Federation of Labor. Women from a wide range of occupations were among the members, who ultimately were successful in coalescing women’s groups interested in suffrage, temperance, health, housing and child labor reform to win state legislation in these areas. (Pictured, some famous women in the Labor Moevement: Mother Jones, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan)

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