Rose Schneiderman, President of Women’s Trade Union League, to Elisabeth Christman “Re: Chambermaids Campaign, 1917”

“I don’t know that there is anything else to say other than that the hotels, of 40 course, opposed the movement for organization among the women and pretty soon the chambermaids became timid and afraid to attend meetings for fear of discharge.We have had a bill in the legislature for two years trying to put the chambermaids under the one day-rest-in-seven law.”

Rose Schneiderman  was a Polish Jewish immigrant who worked to improve wages, hours, saftey standards for American working women. She was elected president of the New York Women’s Trade Union League from 1917- 1949. And from 1926-1950 she was the president of the National WTUL. She was well known and respected by many. The Schneiderman family migrated to New York City  in 1890. She as an immigrants made an impact on protecting women’s rights when it came to the labor.

Sources: “Rose Schneiderman, President of Women’s Trade Union League, to Elisabeth Christman “Re: Chambermaids Campaign, 1917”” Week 11 lines 39-43

3 Replies to “Rose Schneiderman, President of Women’s Trade Union League, to Elisabeth Christman “Re: Chambermaids Campaign, 1917””

  1. How did she help women with their labor rights? How does the quote connect with the post. I assume she is the one who helped the chambermaids but it is not said anywhere. What else has she accomplished to help women?

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