Women's Role in the Trade Union Movement

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Key Individuals:

- Mary Kenney was appointed by Samuel Gompers an organiser in AFL. She formed Women's Trade Union League; main aim was to educate about union membership, and support women's demands for working conditions. She became a factory inspector in 1914 and held this post for 20 years.

- Eleanor Roosevelt was politically active, working for many associations including the WTUL. She was important to the T.U. movement as she influenced her husband in reform.

- Olga Madar was the first women


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