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Mother Jones

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Mother Jones was a union organizer and activist in the U.S. labor movement. She fought to alleviate the misery of workers in mines, railroad yards, factories, and mills across the country. Her reform efforts led to the abolition of child labor, acceptance of the eight-hour workday, and implementation of Social Security and the minimum wage.


Munch, Janet Butler, “Mother Jones” In Work in America: an Encyclopedia of History, Policy and Society. Vol. 1. Eds. C.E. Van Horn and Herbert A. Schaffner. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003, p. 367-369.


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