“We talked about it amongst ourselves all the time. And it just kept growing and growing and we kept getting angrier and angrier.”
Boshart was one of the Willmar 8. The first strike against a bank in U.S. history began on this date in 1977 when eight female bank tellers in Willmar, Minnesota walked out because they were paid little more than half what male tellers were paid. The strike ended in moral victory but economic defeat two years later.