Francis Perkins. First female Cabinet member. Came up with Social Security, the 40-hour work week, and overtime pay. You're welcome, America.

Francis Perkins. First female Cabinet member. Came up with Social Security, the 40-hour work week, and overtime pay. You're welcome, America.

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...

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...

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, 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

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

Mount Holyoke Commencement Speech by Anna Quindlen, 1999  Keep clicking on the blank space...it will eventually get you to the speech.

Mount Holyoke Commencement Speech by Anna Quindlen, 1999 Keep clicking on the blank space...it will eventually get you to the speech.

U.S. Department of Labor - Frances Perkins brought us Social Security, max hours law, minimum wage, child labor protection and unemployment insurance. Great example why we need more women in Gov. :>)

U.S. Department of Labor - Frances Perkins brought us Social Security, max hours law, minimum wage, child labor protection and unemployment insurance. Great example why we need more women in Gov. :>)

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.”

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