Rose Schneiderman: Trade unionist leader, feminist socialist, suffragist, women's rights advocate

C. Laura Lovin

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Schneiderman was a trade unionist leader, suffragist and social reformer who dedicated her life to improving the lives of American working people. She organized women workers' fight for equitable pay, safety standards, better working conditions and social welfare provisions. Her vision of labor justice shaped many of the groundbreaking legislative measures of the New Deal: the National Labor Relations Act (1935), the Social Security Act (1935), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreat Lives from History
Subtitle of host publicationAmerican Women
EditorsMary Trigg
Place of PublicationHackensack, NJ
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016


  • womens rights
  • labor movement
  • suffrage
  • labor legislation

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