Ellison Pens Jezebel Op-ed Honoring Role Of Women In Labor Fight
Ellison pens Jezebel op-ed honoring role of women in labor fight
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is calling for the U.S. to honor the women who have fought for labor rights throughout history.
In an op-ed published Tuesday on Jezebel, Ellison documented the stories of several women who have been at the forefront fighting for working families.
Honoring those women and continuing their fight is especially important now, he argued, in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
“Women have been at the front of the labor rights movement since the very beginning,” Ellison wrote.
“When a fire broke out on the ninth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York …