The History of Women’s Suffrage Discussed on America’s Work Force

Johanna Neuman, author of “And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote,” spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 22 about his book and the history of women’s suffrage.

Neuman spoke about the history of women’s suffrage and how women winning the right to vote had a dramatic impact on certain elections in the United States. Between the years 1908-1909, the women’s suffrage movement received its first celebrity endorsement and the movement began to gain traction. In 1912, 1.2 million American women were eligible to vote in the presidential election and in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson would not have been re-elected without the help of women voters. Lastly, Neuman discussed the hardships, punishments and chastization women endured while fighting for the right to vote.

Mike Dolan, legislative representative for the Teamsters spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). He spoke about how in the USMCA, labor laws are protected and enforced and because of that, the USMCA gained endorsements from the AFL-CIO and the Teamsters. Dolan also talked about the USMCA including new restrictions on cross border trucking from Mexico into the United States and company sponsored unions in Mexico.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the Cleveland Public Library workers planning to go on strike on Feb. 4, unless a new deal in a contract is reached by that date.


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