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  St. Louis Womens Trade Union League Founded
Brief Description:  In 1907, Hannah Hennessey founded the St. Louis Women´s Trade Union League. The organization spearheaded efforts to organize wage-earning women in St. Louis. Women comprised 20% of the nation´s workforce and there were 6,000 women in St. Louis factories in 1907. The AFL, however, viewed women as temporary and unskilled workers and did not try to organize them.
Year:  1907
Decade:  1900 - 1909
Beginning Date:    1907

Hennessey, Hannah

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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