Frances Perkins

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

March 4,1933: Frances Perkins was appointed United States Secretary of Labor, making her the first female Cabinet member in U.S. history.

March 4,1933: Frances Perkins was appointed United States Secretary of Labor, making her the first female Cabinet member in U.S. history.

Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal. “The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.”

Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal. “The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.”

Frances Perkins She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service, Perkins resisted having American women be drafted to serve the military in World War II so that they could enter the civilian workforce in greatly expanded numbers.

Frances Perkins She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service, Perkins resisted having American women be drafted to serve the military in World War II so that they could enter the civilian workforce in greatly expanded numbers.

Education of Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins - 'The Road to Character' Book Excerpt

Frances Perkins appointed Secy of Labor, March 4, 1933. The appointment by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. Here, Frances Perkins speaks with Carnegie Steel workers during the early years of the Roosevelt Administration. vis Frances Perkins Center Facebook page.

Frances Perkins appointed Secy of Labor, March 4, 1933. The appointment by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. Here, Frances Perkins speaks with Carnegie Steel workers during the early years of the Roosevelt Administration. vis Frances Perkins Center Facebook page.

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, '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 with her daughter Susanna, 1917. From the Frances Perkins Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College.

Frances Perkins with her daughter Susanna, 1917. From the Frances Perkins Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College.

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