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She was a leader of the American labor movement

Clip: 05/20/2020 | 10m 59s | Video has closed captioning.

Rose Schneiderman began working in a factory at age 16, and after experiencing unsafe work conditions and unequal pay first-hand, helped organize an all-women's chapter of a hat makers’ union. She became president of the National Women's Trade Union League, and an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, informing many of his New Deal labor policies.

Aired: 05/20/20

Rating: NR

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