“A small group of people can make a lot of difference.”
Nelson was a high school history teacher in Willmar, MN, where eight female bank tellers began the first strike against a bank in U.S. history on December 16, 1977. They were paid little more than half what male tellers were paid. The strike ended in moral victory but economic defeat two years later. Click here to hear Lane Windham discuss The Willmar 8 on this week's Labor History Today podcast.