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Frances Perkins: The first female cabinet member. She came up with social security, the 40 hour work week, and overtime pay.

"The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible." - Frances Perkins

"The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible." - Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins championed more equitable compensation and better employment conditions for Americans of all classes.  This is a must read!

Frances Perkins championed more equitable compensation and better employment conditions for Americans of all classes. This is a must read!

howstuffworks: “ On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first administration began and brought with it the very first woman in a Presidential Cabinet: Labor Secretary Frances Perkins. She’s...

In 1933 President Roosevelt's first administration brought with it the very first woman in a Presidential Cabinet: Labor Secretary Frances Perkins. She’s most notably credited with coming up with Social Security, the work week and overtime pay.

Frances Perkins, US Secretary of Labour behind the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins was the U. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to and the first woman appointed to the U. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition

Frances Perkins was 52, rather plain, and deliberately dressed in a sedate fashion when she began her tenure in FDR's Cabinet. Learn more about the woman who helped shaped the New Deal with NPR.

Frances Perkins, 'The Woman Behind the New Deal'

The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience by Kirstin Downey

Frances Perkins

Like nails on a chalkboard: How hard-fought labor reforms have been lost

Frances Perkins (April 1880 – May was largely responsible for the U. adoption of social security, unemployment insurance, federal laws regulating child labor, and adoption of the federal minimum wage.

Frances Perkins, first female Cabinet Secretary and the architect of many of the labor laws we have today such as minimum wage, overtime, unemployment benefits, and the standard 40 hr work week. C/o Ashley C.

- Frances Perkins - the first woman cabinet member who advocated the 8 hour day, stricter factory safety laws, and laws for the protection of women and children in the labor force

Frances Perkins was the first female cabinet member and served as the Secretary of Labor under President FDR. She helped create the Social Security Act.

Frances Perkins was the first female cabinet member and served as the Secretary of Labor under President FDR. She helped create the Social Security Act.

Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor - Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office for his entire presidency.

Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor

FRANCES PERKINS (April first woman cabinet member, Secretary of Labor in largely responsible for the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act

On March 4, 1933, the U.S. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman cabinet member. With President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Secretary Perkins crafted the blueprint for the New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, which abolished child labor. ‪#‎WomensHistoryMonth‬

Eighty three years ago, the U. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary…

Frances Perkins was the first female to serve in the U.S. presidential cabinet. As secretary of labor, she helped with the New Deal and Social Security.

Frances Perkins was the first female to serve in the U. As secretary of labor, she helped with the New Deal and Social Security.

If You Like Social Security and Minimum Wage, Thank Frances Perkins

If You Like Social Security and Minimum Wage, Thank Frances Perkins

Perkins French, Minimum Wage, Work Week, Social Security, Health Care, Frances O'connor, Peter O'toole

Frances Perkins Portrait by Robert Shetterly. One of my all time personal heroes.

Frances Perkins, first woman cabinet member, Secretary of Labor under FDR, by Robert Shetterly

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