Labor History in 2:00

March 4 - Francis Perkins Named Secretary of Labor

March 4, 2019

This was the day President Franklin Roosevelt named Frances Perkins Secretary of Labor.  Secretary Perkins was the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the US Government.  Perkins brought to her position years of experience advocating for working people.  

Born in Boston, Perkins attended Mount Holyoke College.  She moved to Illinois to become a teacher.  

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