Annelise Orleck

Annelise Orleck is a professor of history and Chair of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and Working Class Politics in the United States (1995), Soviet Jewish Americans (1999) and Storming Caesar’s Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (2005). She is co-editor of The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right (1997).

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Clara Lemlich Shavelson

Clara Lemlich's impassioned Yiddish speech set off the 1909 Uprising of the 20,000, the largest strike by women workers in the United States to that time. But Clara Lemlich’s career as a revolutionary and activist began well before that famous speech and extended for more than half a century afterward.

Rose Schneiderman

For nearly half a century, Rose Schneiderman worked tirelessly to improve wages, hours, and safety standards for American working women.

Pauline Newman

Pauline Newman was a labor pioneer and a die-hard union loyalist once described by a colleague as “capable of smoking a cigar with the best of them.” The first woman ever appointed general organizer by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), Newman continued to work for the ILGWU for more than seventy years—first as an organizer, then as a labor journalist, a health educator, and a liaison between the union and government officials.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Annelise Orleck." (Viewed on April 20, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/orleck-annelise>.

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