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Labor Reform

1854   Mary Paul's letter from the North American Phalanx, describes her life and work in the community, 1854. 

1887   Leonora M. Barry's Report on Women's Work in New Jersey.  The Knights of Labor inspector of women's work inspects Trenton, Newark, Bordentown, Lambertville and Paterson, 1887.  

c. 1910s   Juliet Clannon Cushing, advocate of protective labor legislation for women. 

c. 1910   Marietta Boggio Botto and her family, c. 1910.  

1913   Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Remembers the Paterson Silk Strike. Flynn recalls strike assemblies and women's meetings, 1913. 

1913   Bill Haywood Remembers the Paterson Silk Strike. Haywood comments on women's role in the strike, 1913. 

1920  Night work for women.  In the 1920s, the New Jersey Consumerís League and the National Consumerís League, studied the working conditions of women in the state of New Jersey and, in particular, the conditions in the textile mills of Passaic.

1923   Newspaper article by Beatrice Winser, director of Newark Public Library, 1923.

1923   The New Jersey Republican, April 1923, a cover photo of Juliet Clannon Cushing (1845-1934) being congratulated for the passage of the night work bill. 

c. 1922-23   Watch Dial Painters, c. 1922-1923, a photograph of workers at the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange. 

1926   Strikers' Children's Kitchen, Passaic, 1926. Photograph of children outside a relief kitchen during the Passaic woolen strike. 

1926   Striking Woolen Workers, Passaic, 1926, a photo of three young women strikers and a police officer. 

1940   Child Labor on New Jersey Farms, 1940.  

c. 1950s   Alberta Gonzalez (1914-1996), a migrant farm worker and labor leader. 

1952   New Jersey Wage Discrimination Act. This act was New Jersey's first equal pay act, 1952. 

1963   Press Release from Representative Florence Dwyer's Office detailing fight for Federal Equal Pay Legislation, 1963.

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