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Rose Schneiderman

"The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 140-odd are burned to death."
-Rose Schneiderman

Rose Schneiderman was born in Poland in 1884. When 1890 came around, her family moved to the United States, the Lower East Side of New York City, New York, to be exact. There, she worked as a cap lining stitcher from the age of 13 years old. After working there for many years, she got the United Cloth, Hat, and Cap Makers Union to admit women with her combined strike in 1905.

In 1907, Rose became the Women's Trade Union League's New York Branch's vice president and also, from 1917 to 1919, was its sole organizer in the Eastern States. In 1918, she went up in position to the New York Branch's president and in 1928, she became the National Women's Trade Union League's national president.

From 1937 to 1944, Rose worked at the New York State Department of Labor. Also, throughout the 1930's, she was a National Recovery Administration official as well as a friend of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Because of this friendship, she also became a President Franklin D. Roosevelt brain trust member.

Rose died in 1972, having also helped the campaign for the women's suffrage amendment.

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