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Some 35,000 members of the Machinists union begin what is to become a 43-day strike — the longest in airline history — against five carriers. The mechanics and other ground service workers wanted to share in the airlines’ substantial profits - 1966
Helen Marot is born in Philadelphia to a wealthy family. She went on to organize the Bookkeepers, Stenographers and Accountants Union in New York, and to organize and lead the city's 1909-1910 Shirtwaist Strike. In 1912, she was a member of a commission investigating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire - 1865
President Kennedy signs a law mandating equal pay to women who are performing the same jobs as men (Equal Pay Act) - 1963
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