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 member - came up with social security and overtime pay

Frances Perkins, first female cabinet member - came up with social security and overtime pay

Eighty three years ago, the U.S. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor. Sec. Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in United States history—she joined forces with President Franklin Roosevelt as an architect of the New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, abolishing child labor and establishing a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers around the country.

Eighty three years ago, the U.S. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor. Sec. Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in United States history—she joined forces with President Franklin Roosevelt as an architect of the New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, abolishing child labor and establishing a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers around the country.

On March 4th, 1933, Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet.

On March 4th, 1933, Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet.

Join us for the discussion of the book "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage" by Kristin Downey. Description from friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Join us for the discussion of the book "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage" by Kristin Downey. Description from friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Audrey Brunken, left, plays a reporter interviewing Ashlyn Danielson, who is portraying Frances Perkins, the former Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The two students from Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside did their junior group performance about the first female appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. It won second place and qualified them to participate at the National History Day-California competition in Rocklin in May.

Audrey Brunken, left, plays a reporter interviewing Ashlyn Danielson, who is portraying Frances Perkins, the former Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The two students from Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside did their junior group performance about the first female appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. It won second place and qualified them to participate at the National History Day-California competition in Rocklin in May.

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

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