“I refused to do a man’s job without a man’s pay.”
O’Sullivan, the first female organizer for the American Federation of Labor, was born on this date in 1864. She organized the Woman’s Bookbinder Union and was a founder of the National Women’s Trade Union League.
photo: Leaders of the Women's Trade Union in 1907. Shown from left to right are Hannah Hennessy, Ida Rauh, Mary Dreir, Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, Margaret Robins, Margie Jones, Agnes Nestor and Helen Marot.