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Frances Perkins - America's first female cabinet member

April 6 2021

America's first female cabinet member, Frances Perkins served as secretary of labor from 1933 - 1945, longer than any other secretary. Perkins was a committed advocate for working people, establishing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Labor Standards Bureau. She also strengthened labor-law enforcement and was the primary architect of Social Security and the New Deal.

"A healthy discontent keeps us alert to the changing needs of our time."

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Nick H.

LIGHT Coordinator of Shaler Area High School

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