Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.
The workingmen have perceived that women are in the field of industry to stay; and they see, too, that there can not be two standards of work and wages for any trade without constant menace to the higher standard.
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In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment.
It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
|Birth:||12th September, 1859|
|Death:||17th February, 1932|
|Profession:||Activist, Author, Social Reformer|
Florence Kelley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an American activist, author, and social reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today. From its founding in 1899, she served as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. She was a member of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, an activist for woman suffrage and African-American civil rights. She graduated from Cornell University in 1882. She studied at the University of Zurich. She earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1895. She wrote several books include: Some Ethical Gains Through Legislation and Modern industry in relation to the family, health, education, morality.
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